We bought and have renovated a block of 4 units, and then ended up purchasing the house next door as well (we got an amazing deal). All 6 houses will be right next to my towns main tourist attraction which we have 90% of our bookings from.
I am managing one 3 bedroom house at the moment while renovating all 5 properties and working full time running another business. So im thinking that once the renos are done and all they are all live, I will make airbnb my full time job.
We were contemplating a cleaner, but with all the properties being so close together and the laundromat being a minutes drive away, I think we will be able to handle it. We both work for ourselves and are loving the airbnb experience and are more than willing to take it on… But we also love travelling so will definitely need to hire cleaners when away!