Seeking housemate/ Airbnb host
On a shady side street between Broadway and Westminster. Near Armory park, farmers markets, cafes and restaurants. Easy bus , bike, drive or walk to downtown.
We are seeking one housemate who will, in exchange for rent, operate the Airbnb rooms in our house.
We live in a 2-floor apartment. We are a family of 3 (2 parents and a 10-year old) on floor 2, and we rent out rooms on floor 3.
Floor 3 has 5 bedrooms and a large bathroom. We aim to make 2 of the bedrooms into an Airbnb, with a third bedroom to be converted to a kitchenette.
As our housemate, you would occupy the other 2 rooms on the third floor, and share our kitchen on the second.
Rent will be free in exchange for ongoing hosting/managing of the airbnb.
Keep the airbnb listing updated and communicate regularly with prospective guests;
Maintain the schedule for guests, in communication with Amy
“Flip” the rooms between guests - launder sheets and towels, replenish supplies such as toilet paper, snacks, flowers etc. (we will provide budget), do light cleaning; and arrange to have a house cleaner come on a regular basis between some guests for deeper cleaning.
Welcome guests and answer their questions about the area and the house
Manage keys and make sure people can get in and out
We will provide a lock on your bedroom door for your security and on the door to the second floor, which you will have key access to.)
The full rent for the top floor is $1000. Our goal is to cover 100% of this through airbnb rental.
The usual rent for the 2 rooms the airbnb manager would be occupying is $450.
The airbnb manager lives here free, and is reponsible for helping us cover the entire $1000 each month after a 3-month ramp-up period. Once we are hitting $100 regularly each month, any additional income will result in a kickback to the manager (percentage to be negotiated once we have a sense of the workload and income).
Minimum Requirements for airbnb manager:
Loves beauty and order and beautiful spaces
Is good at cleaning, organizing and loving on space
Friendly, warm, welcoming, good communicator
Happy to participate in shared kitchen with friendly people
Is progressive, queer friendly, welcoming to people of all backgrounds and identities except ultra-conservatives, white nationalists and Trump supporters (seriously - none of that in here)
Has decent digital and administrative skills and can maintain good systems for tracking customers and income, etc.
Position begins & room is available: September 1
We’ll be searching for the right person in July, making a decision by August 1, and move-in will be September 1.
Please send us a letter of interest (to email@example.com) outlining any relevant experience (hard or soft evidence of your hosting/space-tending/admin skills) and 2 character and/or employment references.
If it seems like it might be a good fit, come on over and we’ll get to know each other and you can see the space and ask questions.
We’ll check references and make a decision by August 1.