Monthly Archives: May 2013

Air BnB – Traveller to Host

When we were planning our trip to the USA last year we were introduced to Air BnB by our daughter.  This is a world-wide online accommodation site where individuals can list their space for rent.  The space can be a room, apartment, castle, houseboat or anything else you can think of.

We had several positive experiences of AirBnB hospitality on our USA trip.  We stayed in a bed and breakfast in Washington DC but the others were all self-contained accommodation which was our preference.  Our accommodation in Cape Elizabeth in Maine, Burlington and Shaftsbury in Vermont, Woodstock in New York State as well as Philadelphia were all sourced through Air BnB.

A couple of months ago we travelled to Victoria and Canberra so we decided to see what was available through Air BnB here in Australia.  We found a fabulous place at Lakes Entrance and spent two nights with Nina and Graeme as well as a night in Byron Bay. with Mouna.


As a result of our positive experiences, we have listed our spare room on Air BnB.  I am sure that in time we will get to meet some interesting people.  At this stage it is only available on Friday and Saturday nights with Sunday nights by negotiation.  The area where we live is a little over an hour drive from Brisbane so a perfect weekend getaway.  There is always something happening in Maleny.  This time of the year there is a show, festival or open garden almost every weekend.  The weather is quite cool so time to rug up and enjoy the mountains.

Autumn sunshine

Here is our guest room.

I am now working on finding Air BnB accommodation for when we travel to the UK next year.  There looks like plenty of options.

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