I listing my place approx 1 month ago but did not succe... Latest reply
I listing my place approx 1 month ago but did not succeeded not sure why but did not getting any response, Want to get ... Latest reply
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What are your top tips for guests that need to work while away?
Just because it's a trend and something that Brian Chesky/Airbnb seems to be pushing a lot in their marketing over the past year or so, as others have said, digital nomads do not necessarily make the best guests, so be careful what you wish for...
These days, I only host long term guests, so I am used to people who are not necessarily tourists, but here for work or study. However, the digital nomad, rather than going somewhere else for these purposes, is using your home as an office. Therefore, there are much higher costs involved as well as way more attention needed if you are a homeshare host like me. And can you charge them more for this? No, not really. They expect to pay LESS, not more, because they think as long term guests they are kind of exceptional (not true) and they are doing you a favour.
If I sound a bit bitter about this it's because I have hosted many digital nomads, especially in the past year, and I can tell you they tend to be the most demanding and least respectful of guests.
I have a desk and fast WiFi in every bedroom (so, pretty much what you describe as the requirements) and even had to include in my house rules that guests should not take over communal spaces for their work, yet they do it none the less. And they tend to break numerous other rules and create a lot more mess because they are home all the time. Heaven forbid the WiFi drops for a moment, because even a few minutes during a month long (or longer) stay could result in a low rating.
While I do still accept digital nomads (since Airbnb's Winter and Summer releases, many hosts cannot afford to be as fussy as they would like), they are far from my favourite guest.
My target groups are tourists and students (in different apartments).
Digital nomads want more than students and guests combined .... but at the price of a long-term rental even though their average stay at one place is just a month or two. They often say they will stay longer to get a lower rent and then just leave. Some landlords begin to charge them a yearly rent in advance to make sure they will stay the whole year.
Funny fact - they all want to stay at the most popular tourist town on the coast, during the top summer season.... for a long-term price . When they can't find it ( or anything at any price at the last minute) they are shocked and angry and all hosts are greedy 🙂
A comfortable chair and desk
Fast and reliable internet connection
That's precisely what I offer. Regularly I have guests enjoying a workation.
I charge energy separately
Sounds like you've got just what's needed @Bob297 - somewhere comfy with good lighting and good internet!
How do you work out energy charges? Energy costs are such a hot topic, I'm always curious to hear how Hosts deal with the extra usage.
I have three villas in a tropical environment. Electricity is the hottest item.
Each villa has its meters for water and electricity.
Pictures are taken at the beginning and the end of the stay and charged against cost.
This way, I reward guests who are energy conscious.
We have fast internet and good lighting, no room for a desk and office chair set up. However, I don't want to really attract digital nomads who will be spending all of their time in the apartment. These types of guests are not only more high maintenance but they create much more wear and tear. I want sightseers who are out most of the day and just want a nice, comfortable clean place as their vacation HQ.
Fair play @Mark116 - every Host has their own style and ideal guests for the way they have prepared their listing. Personally, if I'm travelling somewhere else it's for what you've described - I want to get out and see the area!
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I would have thought most home share hosts wouldn't want digital nomads because of the vastly increased costs of having to heat the home during the day .
I have a dedicated work space because I work from home, so will have the heating on anyway.
I offer a dedicated work space in the guest bedroom for digital nomads with a desk, chair and fast broadband, but have found that they much prefer to work in my open plan dining /kitchen space which can be disruptive for me when I want to make lunch/a coffee etc.
I came down to breakfast today to find one guest had set up his laptop while lying on the sofa in my dining space, the other had taken up the whole of my eight person dining table with their computer equipment, books, papers etc.
This is putting me off hosting digital nomads.
I can appreciate where you're coming from @Helen3 - the cost of energy here in the UK is so expensive, isn't it? Do you think that specialised listings for people wanting to host digital nomads might be better - so that the energy cost could be worked into the overall price?
How did you handle your guests when you came to find them set up in your space? I just had a look at your dining table on your listing, and it's a lovely big size!
I do have a specialised listing for digital nomads - to work in their room where the desk and chair is set up.
It's just these guests decided to use my dining space instead.
They told me they were coming to Bristol to visit friends so didn't know they were intending to work from home during their stay.
Ahh I see @Helen3 - I hope they start to make use of the space that's intended!