Host Gathering in Small Apartments and Homes
As most business & home owners rent a space either for activities or accommodation, we intend to forget about the core of why people want to book a place in the first place. People love to experience new things (or old things) and spending crazy amount on trends of food, drinks or fashion accessories.
It makes no exception that people want to gather in places that gives a unique experience too. Here’s a few examples of how these homes are transformed into an experience rather than a homestay.
As people limit themselves on what they can do as a home stay, this house from Sentul sells differently. With very little investment and be versatile on the booking types, this space can cater activities up to 30 people and sells typically 200% higher than a normal home stay.
Now they’re open for rent on a hourly basis for RM100 per hour. They offer more than what a typical home stay can, they’re becoming a place where people can rent for a gathering, activity, workshop, or even film shooting.
How it Increases Booking
Before this, the space is mostly occupied during weekends at a daily room rate. Bookings are good but there are more that can be done in different places. Hence, they became a space for events instead of home stay. They’re no longer promoting their spaces on Airbnb but instead making effort to create experiences in their unique space.
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Renting Hourly Helps You Increase Income Further
As it may sound weird to rent a home stay hourly, but that is also the beauty of it. It opens up opportunities to new users to try out the place at a much affordable price. Best part is, people don’t get drunk and trash the place when they couldn’t overnight.
Alternatively, you can host 2 hours for travelling sales person to freshen themselves up before going to the next appointment, host barbecue parties that don’t need to overnight, all at a much higher price.
Typically 1 hour rent is about RM25 for a loft, set minimum of 3 hours if needed.
But, I Don't Have A Villa/Bungalow
Every place is unique as it’s own. That’s why we’ve created a website that allows home owners & operators to create experiences easily. Whether if it is for a short gathering, meeting or workshop, the only thing you need to invest is your time to setup the place, some required amenities and a few extra tables & chairs.
If people are using your space mostly for gathering, or if you want to try different things to get more bookings, you should cater your space to fit the need.
Preparing games, projectors, utensils for your guests to enjoy their gathering. You can also prepare steamboat pots, BBQ grills and other things for your guests without needing them to bring along. If you have a place that can fit 6 people overnight, most probably it can fit 12 people to gather around.