“You won’t be able to do Airbnb… You can’t even make a bed properly!”

February 27, 2019
October 3, 2022

Lucy’s mum wasn’t convinced she’d handle being a host – until she teamed up with Houst that is!Lucy was always interested in the idea of being an Airbnb host, but with seven children and working full time – it just didn’t feel like a realistic option. The idea of even more cleaning, laundry, and housework felt like a headache that she really didn't need.

Then one day Lucy heard on the radio about Houst, and how we could take care of all of this for her. After a chat to the Houst new homes team, she was booked in for an onboarding meeting with Rory, part of our client success team in Auckland. Less then a week later, Lucy’s listing was live, with professional photos and – even better – she’d already locked in her first guest booking!Now only 4 months later, and Lucy is an Airbnb Superhost with a perfect 5-star rating, and a steady flow of bookings coming in.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ppgP1FlZyeQShe often has the same guests return again and again, drawn back (as one guest said in a review) by, a “fantastic location, spacious apartment and warm hospitality.”Located at the base of Auckland’s Mount Eden, Lucy’s one-bedroom guest suite is the perfect base for visitors to Auckland. Guests love the homely feel, but also the privacy of a separate entrance. Lucy likes to welcome guests who fancy the authentic Auckland experience to take her adorable dog, Frankie, for a walk up Mount Eden to enjoy panoramic views of the city.

Inside Lucy’s home, the decor is a reflection of her own vibrant personality. Lovingly put together to showcase the things her family loves, art, music and beautiful plants decorate the space beautifully.The extra income generated from having the property on Airbnb was very welcome over the expensive Christmas period. It’s also helped to fund Lucy’s daughter to go on an ‘Outward Bound’ adventure experience, and the family is planning a holiday for all of them later this year.

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