We get asked a lot from people across the central belt of Scotland and especially up the west coast in the beautiful Argyll if we can build a Hyggepod Garden Room to be used as an Air BNB as a side hustle. Contact us today to find out more.
Yes, you can build a garden room and use it as an Airbnb, as long as you comply with local regulations and obtain any necessary permits or permissions. Here are a few key points to consider:
1. 👀 Check local regulations
All councils have different regulations, unfortunately this has to be done before construction starts as it is being used for commercial purposes. The councils always ruin the fun!
2. 🚫 Obtain necessary permits
If permits are required, you will need to apply for them before starting construction. This typically involves submitting plans, paying fees, and undergoing inspections to ensure compliance with building codes and safety standards.
3. 👷♀️ Design considerations
When designing your garden room, consider factors such as the size, amenities, and functionality you want to offer to potential guests. We will guide you about the layout, furnishings, and any additional features you would like to include. Do you have a stunning view that you want full length windows? No problem, out pods are built to create your dream space. (to make money of course 😊)
4. ⛑️ Safety and accessibility
Ensure that your garden room meets safety standards and accessibility requirements. Install proper lighting, heating, ventilation, and fire safety measures. Additionally, consider the convenience and accessibility of the space, including suitable paths, parking options.
5. 📝 Insurance and liability
When using your garden room as an Airbnb, it’s crucial to have appropriate insurance coverage. Speak with your insurance provider to understand the coverage needed for short-term rentals and liability protection.
6. 🧠 Marketing and managing
Once your garden room is ready, you can list it on Airbnb and market through social media. Invest time in creating an attractive listing, including high-quality photos and accurate descriptions. Additionally, establish clear rules and guidelines for guests, and consider how you will manage bookings, check-ins, and communication.
✅ Remember that the regulations and requirements can vary depending on your location, so it’s important to consult local authorities and professionals to ensure you follow all the necessary steps to legally and safely operate an Airbnb in your garden room. Once you have that out the way you are ready to watch the big bucks roll in 💵 🏽 (and meet some awesome people at the same time!)
Airbnb are a fabulous company to work with. Here is there step by step guide on how to start becoming a host
We can build a bespoke Airbnb pod to suit your needs.
Floor to ceiling windows for a stunning view or a covered area for a secluded hot tub