Shampoo and Booze Episode 20: Let The Brick Begin!

iTunes   YouTube   Download .mp3  Download .ogg

Work is moving along on the new rental house. The roof is almost done, the chimney is getting bricked and we're excited about how everything is looking. Check out the photos below of the progress. We've also been binge watching Grand Designs, a British documentary series about people building or renovating their own homes. It's great to see other people going through the same processes we go through on houses. We're not alone!




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!

5 comments:

  1. Just thought I'll post this link (in case you have not seen it yet). I was browsing around the internet to see what Shenandoah Valley looks like and a photo of what looks like your 2nd rental house showed up. I guess they called it Doves Nest Chalet.
    http://www.lioncrowcabins.com/DN.html

    Another great podcast!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Yep, that's the place we bought. The condition of the cabin looked like the condition of that website: outdated!

      Delete
  2. Hi! I have really enjoyed listening to your podcast and have listened to the first 20 archived episodes over the past 3 days!

    I have a vacant house that was my bachelor pad before my wife and I met. I had been fortunate to be able to rent it to family over the past few years, but now it's empty and I can't get a sales price that I am comfortable with. Now, I am looking to scrape an airbnb together. I really need the extra money to help cover the payment, so I won't be able to make it as lux as your properties, but the podcast is a great inspiration!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. If you're in an area where people are always traveling to, you'll have no problem renting it. Just do a search on Airbnb for your area to see the level of prices.

      Your place doesn't need to be luxurious, but I suggest it just needs to be clean and functional. Take a moment t sit in your place and think of what people want to do and what they need. Is there enough stuff in the kitchen to cook and serve a full meal? Are there enough chairs and lights to enjoy hanging out? Just the obvious stuff. Ikea is an easy place to furnish an Airbnb.

      Delete
    2. to echo jay, as long as you have basic amenities, they don't have to be fancy. cooking stuff, salt pepper, soap, shampoo (that stuff is cheap at Walmart or Dollar General type places) and craigslist is an amazing place to get deals on furniture. we almost always buy our IKEA stuff on craigslist from people who are moving. no need to break the bank, just make sure your place is clean and has what people need.

      Delete