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HYH-19 Hosting with Heart

Hosting Your Home - Airbnb host stories

Release Date: 09/13/2016

Debi Hertert of podcast HostingYourHome.com visits with Steve Niebrand, owner of the "Hoffman Woods" Airbnb in West Linn, Oregon, a whole-house listing where large families can celebrate special times together. Debi and Steve talk about his very special house on 2 acres near Portland. He explains how he got started hosting, buying a house specifically intending to use it for Airbnb rentals. Steve has had 99% great guests but tells Debi how he came to learn how to directly communicate with guests before they arrive, regarding parties and events.  He meets and greets every group and takes that opportunity again to confirm no events or big parties. Not that Steve minds small parties :)  He frequently joins his guests and has had some fun experiences. Steve has started making and selling "Belos", which are the Airbnb symbols that mean "Belong Anywhere". We included a picture of one of the Belos below, and you can also see better pictures on his listing site.   You can check out Steve's listing at https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/10810725 steves-belo_2448x3264 racoon-gaze