3 Properties in 7 Months – Getting Started on AirBnB

Posted By Trav

As many of you know, Heather and I have been hard at work on not one, not two, but THREE rental properties in Philadelphia! All of which are short term rentals on AirBnB.

As we’ve shared photos through social media many of you have reached out to ask us questions about the process.

How do you pick the location?
Why so many properties?
Is this going to stop you fron traveling?

Today, Heather joins me to answer these questions and more as we give you an overview of our process for selecting, furnishing, and listing our short-term rental properties.

Got more questions about rentals? Let me know @PackofPeanuts!!

Today’s episode has been sponsored by our friends at Tortuga Backpacks!

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In This Episode


  • 6:42 What do we own?
  • 11:30 Why AirBnB speaks to our strengths
  • 15:00 How we chose the location
  • 25:00 Furnishing a place
  • 33:05 Listing th house
  • 38:15 Instant book or no?
  • 40:11 Lessons learned: How much do you want to do?
  • 48:26 Welcome gifts


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  1. You two are awesome! I loved meeting you last month and hearing more about this journey into Air BnBs :) Thank you for sharing so much!!!!

  2. Peggy says:

    You mentioned you used zinus mattresses. I was curious how they are holding up? Would you recommend for your own home?

  3. Lesile Hill says:

    Tell us about your maintenance issues and how you handle those from a distance. Cool stuff!

    1. Trav says:

      @Lesile Hill – It’s a work in progress, and we are still figuring that part out, but we are definitely getting better at it, for sure! I’ll make sure we do an update podcast – maybe once a year we do a review of what we’ve done well and what’s gone wrong with AirBnB’s over the past year.

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