Aloha! We rent out a lovely screen house (no windows on the front or sides -- just screens) set in the middle of a 1/2 acre tropical garden next to a marine sanctuary on Hawai'i's Big Island and, little by little, I have been reinvesting what the house earns into fixing up those parts of it that needed a little (or a lot of!) TLC. Most fixes have been minor aesthetics or just wear and tear. But the one space on the property where I have always had to deliberately avert my eyes because I just couldn't bear 'the ugly" of it was the outdoor shower thoughtlessly tacked onto the back of the house -- most likely sometime in the 70s or 80s. We finally had a gap in the calendar long enough to sledgehammer out the horrifically ugly stone and change out the shower fixtures. Ahhhhhh! Sooooo much nicer. ;-) Would love to hear from the community (especially other Big Island superhosts) about how you squeeze in those upgrades and what you prioritize ...
@Mary3082 I don't have a Big Island renovation story to share, but I do have a Big Island outdoor shower experience. My daughter and I stayed at a lovley home where we each had an outdoor shower in our bathroom. LOVED IT! Felt very private and free. So close to nature that one time a little coqui frog hopped onto my foot which caused a high pitched squeak :D
Like you, I have reinvested some of my Air BNB income into my home, including renovating the guest shower. I figure I get to increase the equity in my home and write off some of the cost of the renovation all due to my Air BNB listing.
Well done @Mary3082
An observation, do you have somewhere for the guests to place there toiletries or towels, hidden out of sight?
Love your listing and tongue in chek comments about the geckos!!
Are you in the Captain Cook region of Hawaii doing any celebrations in your location for the 250th anniversary?
All the best
Central To All Home & Location
Remuera, Auckland, New Zealand
Nice reno. I'm new to hosting, but plan on reinvesting most of our proceeds into upgrading the space. First on my list is our unfinished basement - which we now use for storage and laundry but can easily hold a rec area and extra guest bed and bathroom.
LOVE it!!! I am so intrigued by a screen house.... can you share your airbnb link? I switched out counters in between guests.... with only hours before next guest came :)