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Hosts

The Entrepreneurial Host: 10 Small Business Strategies to Improve Your Airbnb

Surrounded by Fourth of July flags and festivities, our latest post found its inspiration in an American staple: small businesses. Throughout our travels, we’ve been stunned by how many of our Airbnb hosts also run their own business. From dog groomers to graffiti artists, organic farmers to massage therapists, the ingenuity and hustle we’ve witnessed in our hosts have fueled our own ambitions as small business owners. And, as avid consumers of entrepreneurial advice, we’ve

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Hosts

The Airbnb Host’s Living Room Essentials Checklist

Whether your Airbnb is a tiny studio or a sprawling vacation home, we’d bet that it’s the living room that ties your entire space together. It connects the kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, and unlike these other rooms that have a more singular purpose, the living room serves as the multifunctional catch-all for the rest of your guests’ activities. It’s also likely to be the room in which your guests will spend the most time (at

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Hosts

How to Make the Perfect Airbnb Bed

It’s official. We have found the perfect Airbnb bed. On Sunday, we checked into a luxurious Airbnb with a bed so captivating, so meticulously assembled, that it triggered this series of reactions: a) we had an immediate desire to leap onto the bed in an outreached belly flop like we were in a hotel commercial (we managed to refrain for the sake of the photos); b) we circled the bed running our fingers over every

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Hosts

The Airbnb Host’s Kitchen Essentials Checklist

Airbnb guests vary wildly when it comes to their kitchen use. For some guests, a meticulously crafted kitchen just serves as a convenient place to toss leftovers after a luxurious string of meals out. For other guests, the ability to cook their own meals was the very reason they booked an Airbnb instead of a hotel. The variability of Airbnb kitchens themselves is equally extreme. There’s the vertical college kitchen comprised of the mini fridge,

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Hosts

Spring Cleaning Your Airbnb

Happy spring everyone! If you’re an Airbnb host, there’s no better season than this to spruce up your Airbnb. As those summer bookings approach and warmer days start to crop up, it’s time to roll up your sleeves, throw open the windows, and give your Airbnb a proper spring cleaning. Here’s why. No matter how stringent your cleaning regiment is or how much your guests respect your space, time takes an inevitable toll on all

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Hosts

Is Your Airbnb Ready for the Remote Workforce? (Our First Guest Post!)

Today bnbNomad celebrated its 3-month birthday with a very special first. Our inaugural guest post debuted on one of the most unique blogs in the Airbnb sphere: 1 Chic Retreat. Mercedes and Karen are interior design wizards who have brought their talent to the world of vacation rentals. Through a combination of in-depth blog posts and in-person services, this duo helps Airbnb owners leverage the power of design to maximize their bookings and produce happy

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ERIN & JAY

WHY WE LOVE THIS COMMUNITY

Hi there! We’re Erin and Jay, and we’re so happy you’re visiting bnbNomad. We discovered Airbnb in the spring of 2017 when we embarked on a nomadic adventure exploring North America. With our lanky pup Odin in tow, we lived for a year in Airbnbs, working remotely during the day and soaking in our surroundings by night. From New England farms to Southwest cabins, our generous hosts and their distinctive homes made our adventures more incredible than we could have imagined. As avid Airbnb travelers, bnbNomad is our small way of giving back to a community we love. We share the hosting tricks we adore as guests, feature homes and destinations from our journeys, and give travelers around the world an inside look at the unique perspective Airbnb has to offer.