If running a hotel has run out of the question for you however, you still like the thought of managing a hospitality business, have you considered going the path of AirBNB or Couchsurfer? There are plenty of ways in which you can open your house to travelers – just make sure that you are protecting yourself while doing it!
There is definitely an enormous quantity of trust on ends between someone welcoming strangers to their home and accepting the invitation. Guard yourself against any potential \”bad guys\” by taking a few safety measures:
- Check out hospitality insurance policy. While you don't run anything just like a Hilton, it's at least being covered should something happen.
- Double-check the locks on guest's doors and toilet doors – and then any rooms you don't want guests accessing. You would like them to feel safe staying in the room.
- Have a strategy and exit plan just in case likely to emergency. Share all fire exits together with your guests, but don't tell them about any personal emergency exits to escape them. Sometimes people are creepy. Follow your instincts if you think threatened by someone.
Donuts to 10 you'll have only pleasant and courteous guests, but life is weird and unexpected things happen. The RMS Hospitality Group can give you a much better rundown on which hospitality insurance looks like, but it is an essential purchase – even though you never hope to need it.