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    Bài viết của Airbnb, đăng ngày 9 thg 8, 2021
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    Điểm nhấn

    • The renowned interior designer loves hosting her family’s apartment and ski house

    • She fits hosting into her busy lifestyle by sharing whichever home they’re not using

    • She says hosting teaches her kids the value of “monetizing what you already have”

    It all started on a magical trip to Florence, when renowned lifestyle expert and interior designer Evette stayed in another family’s home. “It was the coolest experience,” she says. “It opened my eyes to home sharing.”

    Evette had recently restored her family’s vacation home, a 1796 farmhouse-turned-ski-house in the Poconos, where her favorite touches include hand-forged hooks she found for the mudroom, a brass shower door for the downstairs bathroom, and a new deck she outfitted with multiple living spaces.

    Hosting her ski house on Airbnb, she thought, would let others enjoy it when her family wasn’t there. “Working on this house has been so much fun, and I was excited about sharing this piece of history.”

    Discovering her niche

    At first, Evette didn’t know what kind of guests she’d get. And having two young kids means having a lot of stuff. “There are all kinds of different travelers,” she says. “You kind of need those first couple of guests to figure out your demographic.”

    After a few bookings, Evette realized that her family’s vacation home attracts other families, and that her family’s belongings are a traveling family’s treasure.

    “Getting ready for guests is easier than you’d think,” she says. “We do put some of the kid stuff in a closet, but most of it is super useful for families. And our kids have fun choosing which toys to leave out.”

    The bottom line

    Evette loves sharing the historic house she’s poured so much love into with guests. And it’s a bonus that the hosting income helps cover the cost of owning and maintaining it. “This is how we can afford our lifestyle,” she says. “Hosting helps balance out the budget.”

    Evette has since added their apartment in Tribeca, which they host when they spend weeks at a time in the Poconos. She says her “sweet spot” is grandparents visiting the city to help with newborns.

    “Hosting on the side gives me so much flexibility,” says Evette, who opens her calendar for one home when they plan to be at the other. “And it’s a lesson in monetizing what you already have. We talk with our kids about how by sharing things, you can actually have more.”

    Designing her dream

    Beyond the finances and flexibility, hosting fulfills something deeper for Evette.

    “As a designer, I find that I remember spaces even more than conversations,” she says. “I remember the paint color on my grandmother’s wall, the cat clock with the tail that would wag. I love the idea that so many other people can make memories here, and that the stuff I fill my house with sparks something.”

    Even though Evette rarely meets her guests in person, hearing their stories makes her “so happy.”

    “I get so excited finding out why people are coming—from weddings to new babies,” she says. “It’s just been so fun to be a part of all these people’s lives in this indirect way.”

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    Điểm nhấn

    • The renowned interior designer loves hosting her family’s apartment and ski house

    • She fits hosting into her busy lifestyle by sharing whichever home they’re not using

    • She says hosting teaches her kids the value of “monetizing what you already have”

    Airbnb
    9 thg 8, 2021
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