Shampoo & Booze 78: VIDEO! Minnesota Airbnb Cabin in the Woods on Dora Lake

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Thanks to Beth for sending us her cabin on Lake Dora, MN, a property she co-owns with family members. Lots of inherited furniture, art and wood paneling presented a challenge for our design skills and 'work with what you have' mentality. We think Beth can continue to create a stellar stay for her guests (she is a Superhost, so no biggie there) with a few tweaks and some long term design eventualities.

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Shampoo & Booze 77: VIDEO! New Modern Airbnb Guesthouse in St Louis

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Tony and his wife, Sawil, just finished building, a beautiful and modern new home, with a guesthouse studio in the back, specifically for Airbnb. Shout out to his architects, UIC, who are taking a neighborhood-centric approach to helping revitalize this classic American city. Thanks for sending us your listing Tony!

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Shampoo & Booze 76: VIDEO! Spot On Airbnb House Design Vintage Florida Style

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Big thanks to Linda of The Coconut Casita for sending in her Airbnb for a look-see on video! We should all take note of her awesome Airbnb interior design and staging and social media skills!

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Shampoo & Booze 75: VIDEO! Under Designed vs Over Designed Airbnb Guest Rooms

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We decided to change things up a bit and record a video! We compare the (more often seen) under designed guest room and the (rare but there) over designed experience. Which one are you? Hopefully you're a subtle blend of both. Enjoy!

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Shampoo & Booze 74: Q + A Roundup, Set Airbnb Expectations!

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In this episode we tackle questions about having multiple occupants on one property and how to advertise and communicate with guests about their stay (check out Tim's amazing tiny house rental progress). We also talk about how to set expectations in general, through your description and messages with guests. Try not to surprise guests with quirky check-ins at your short term rental!

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Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo & Booze 73: Buying Real Estate Property for Airbnb and Short-Term Rentals

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We're talking about BUYING PROPERTY with short-term rentals and Airbnb in mind. What do you look for? How to assess your area and what makes it special! We talk about crunching the numbers and weighing your options between different management styles. How close will you be to the property? Is it a detached building? An in-law apartment? A completely separate property?

Listen to this latest episode to glean deep wisdom on real-estate, HGTV and perhaps a short rant about lace doilies and fake flowers. Enjoy!

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call ourselves 'Not Perfect Design' and you can see all our service tiers here.

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!

Shampoo & Booze 72: Sourcing Furniture, Art, Rugs for your Airbnb

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A short term rental can take a ton of furniture, rugs, artwork (we like to say layers!). Even if you're just kitting out a guest room, you'll need it all to make your guests feel at home. Where do you get all that if not "the furniture store"? We talk about our sourcing secrets, what to buy used, when you can buy at big box stores and when to hit the flea markets.

See our Airbnb Advice and Design services and book a session today. We call ourselves 'Not Perfect Design' and you can see all our service tiers here.

Thinking of becoming an Airbnb host or guest? Use our referral code and get $20 off your next stay or $80 credit if you become a host!