You may already know that individuals can rent cottages, houses, or rooms on Airbnb. However, did you know that you can also put your caravan for rent on Airbnb? People have been creative with how they use their unused property or assets to generate income and rent out their houseboats, treehouses, and RVs on Airbnb.
So, if you have a caravan lying idle in your backyard or considering purchasing one and are concerned that you may not be able to use it as much and it will only depreciate in value, you can also list your caravan on Airbnb and earn some decent money.
It is not only a great way of earning some extra cash but may also connect you to like-minded people and be a part of a community. Rather than letting it sit idle, you can rent it out to short-term holidaymakers and become a host.
However, like other recreational vehicles, a caravan has wheels, and you may wonder how you can rent it out. Like people rent out their houses and lodges on Airbnb, if you have a dedicated spot for parking your caravan in your backyard or someplace on your property, you can list it on Airbnb. The caravan should have a stationary location, and you are all set to put it up on Airbnb.
So if the idea appeals to you, here is a guide on how you can list your caravan on Airbnb.
How To List Your Caravan On Airbnb
Airbnb is ideal for caravan owners who wish to rent it out as a static RV on their property. If you live in an outdoor-centric area or community that offers great views, it is a huge plus to rent your caravan.
Here is what you need to do to list your caravan on Airbnb:
Open the Airbnb site, click on become a host, and select your country.
Now add the general rental type you will be listing and a rough estimate of the space you can provide for the renters. Create an account and ensure you understand all the conditions listed by Airbnb to become a part of their host community.
Now you need to provide details for your rental space. Select “Unique Place” as a type of place you are listing, and select camper/RV. You will also need to provide details about the available space and whether the listing is private or a part of a company.
Now fill out the information for your caravan, including available bathrooms, beds, and other available facilities. You must also add a location, so renters know where you are based.
Take nice pictures of your caravan from the inside and the outside view, and add them to the listing to give potential renters an idea of what to expect.
What To Expect When Listing On Airbnb
You are all set to rent out your caravan. The amount of income you can generate from your caravan depends primarily on your location, the condition of your caravan, and the facilities/amenities being offered as a part of the deal. It also helps if you are a superhost on Airbnb.
Moreover, the amount of time it takes for your caravan listing also depends on various factors like the weather, time of the year, etc. For some, the listing gets noticed the next day, while for others, it takes a few months.
The great thing about listing your caravan on Airbnb is that it is a well-established platform, and the systems work seamlessly.
The platform caters to all aspects of listing, including advertising, insurance, payment transfers, customer service, etc.
While the customers can rate the hosts, the hosts are also allowed to rate the customers. So if you have apprehensions about renting out your beloved caravan, you can always check the customer’s profile and verify their credibility before accepting their request to rent your caravan.
Preparing Your Caravan For Airbnb
If you are vying for good reviews (and you should), you must ensure that your caravan is all set to host.
You can start by keeping the caravan and the surrounding place clean. If possible, make it more welcoming and look nice and attractive to appeal to potential renters. Put basic items including towels, toilet paper, hand wash, soap, etc.
When you receive guests, be enthusiastic and friendly to make them feel comfortable and make a good impression. Be clear in your communication while being polite and considerate. It also helps to make the check-in and check-out process swift and easy.
If you are vying to be a Superhost at Airbnb, you need great reviews and build a five-star rating. So, you need to respond quickly to customer queries and curtail cancellations.
You must also host a sufficient amount of guests or get a certain number of visits to meet the requirements for the Superhost status.
So, if your caravan is sitting idle on your property for most of the year, consider listing it on Airbnb for rent.