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Now you can put your apartment on Airbnb part-time and earn extra money.
Airbnb it and earn
Whether you’re taking a quick work trip or off to Lisbon for a month, hosting allows you to share your space and earn extra money.
Airbnb has helped me pay off student loans and got me closer to my dream of becoming a successful fitness entrepreneur.
– Gina, Host in San Diego
Ready to get started?
First, create your listing using high quality photos of your building and unit.
Next, accept the Airbnb program terms and your building’s rules.
Then, submit your listing. Building management will review and respond in a few days.
Feel confident in your community
To create the best possible experience for all residents, your management team has visibility into hosting activity. Ask building management for details.
Buildings can set limits to how many nights a year you can host on Airbnb. Each building is different, so you’ll want to check your lease or ask your building manager.
You set your own pricing. Airbnb offers tools like Smart Pricing to help. As part of this program, the building can choose to deduct a share of your Airbnb earnings. Reach out to the building manager to ask for more details, like the percentage.
Buildings can set rules for Airbnb Hosts and guests. For example, some will set quiet hours. Be sure to read any rules your building provides, and make sure to review any provisions in your lease specifically related to Airbnb. Local regulations may also apply. Your buildings’ rules and restrictions, as well as local regulations, may change over time. Learn more about rules and restrictions.
Up to you! Some Hosts install a lock on a closet or bedroom, or store personal items in a safe. Others store their belongings in a garage or a storage locker. Check in with the building manager to see what options are available.
You decide how you want guests to access your apartment, but just make sure it’s consistent with the building’s policies. Some Hosts meet their guests in-person and provide them with a physical key. Others provide contactless access with codes or use a nearby key exchange locker, depending on what’s available.
Typically, Hosts are responsible for cleaning, whether they do so themselves or find a cleaner to help. Some buildings have recommendations on cleaning providers for you to choose from.
It depends on the building’s policies or local regulations. You can give guests your spot if you have one, direct them to public parking, or explore other options with the building manager.