@Jennifer3056 Both for me , I started it with my passion and now I still love to run Airbnb and to be grateful the income to support myself, therefore I run it a family business with my passion after 8 years hosting. Not just hosting but also connecting with the community.
So we actually did airbnb as a trial. The plan was doing long-term rentals. God was on our side, so the STR went soo well, and there was so much demand. We continued to learned from our peers and from our mistakes. We started enjoying to host and interacting with our guests from all over the world, who really enjoyed staying at our place. Most of our guests it is always their first time in Tanzania, so we took our time to help them with all their needs and especially language barrier (swahili)
Now we will cont to host and add more places depending on what our guests requires. E.g many guests asked if we can have 2 and 3 bedrooms homes, and swimming pools. So that's our plan to add those for bigger families.