You may have noticed you haven’t read a personal post from me (my favorite kind!) in a bit. I’ve taken some time off this summer and then began to work through a huge personal Airbnb transition—and I wanted to make sure I was fully ready to share it with you!

As you know, I am of the belief that there are really three specific kinds of Airbnb hosts—and depending on which kind you are, you need different resources, tools and advice to make the most of your hosting experience.

And right now…

I am shifting from being one kind of host to an entirely different kind!

I’m moving from primarily a Feels-Like-Home Host to the Bed-and-Breakfast Host, after having moved on Aug. 1 into a gorgeous, modern, spacious two-bedroom with my love.

What does this shift mean for The Abundant Host?

1) My focus is more on providing a quality in-person hosting experience.

Just last night, an older mother came to stay with us who had just dropped off her freshman daughter at college. Needless to say, she was asunder! It felt so good to nurture her with hot chamomile tea and conversation over some smooth jazz music. I can’t wait to have more connected experiences with my guests, now that I’ll be in the same space with them.

2) I’ll be exploring in-depth how to build up a brand new listing.

I’m thrown back into beginner’s mind with my new listing, so I will be focusing even more on how to build it up (even though I have almost 100 reviews for my old property—but how much does that matter anymore?) and sharing the results with you!

3) I’ll be focusing more on home design.

Since I’ve got a brand new, much bigger space, I need help with this and would love your tips, suggestions and will be sharing my process as I go along!

For a trip down memory lane, here’s a flashback from when I started hosting.

I’d love to hear from you in the comments if you have any thoughts/advice!

I had emailed this news out to my newsletter first about a week ago, and some feedback I got was:

“I love this idea that you’re transitioning from a kind of ‘expert’ role back into a beginner, and coming along the journey all over again with us.”

While I don’t regard myself as an “expert” but as someone who’s always learning and evolving… I definitely love having a beginner’s mindset again.


Thanks for reading! Have a question that wasn't answered here? If you'd like more specific help, I'd love to work one-on-one with you. Or, if you want to work collaboratively in a group with fellow motivated hosts, find out if the next Abundant Hosting Mastermind group is open. I also wrote a book, Cleaning Up, where I give you the nuts and bolts (and so much more) of finding your perfect turnover assistant, thereby upleveling your profit and success on Airbnb. Have a beautiful day!

A Big Airbnb Transition And a Fresh Focus for The Abundant Host
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  • Amy!

    Just seeing this now – such an exciting transition!

    Been reading and following for awhile, and excited for your “renewal” of sorts here. Guessing having so many past reviews as a host, even on a different listing, should help both with perception and possibly the SEO of your new listing. Also, excited to see the details of your shift to focusing on home design. Maybe this opens the door for some great partnerships with the zillions of great home design blogs out there?

    Looking forward to when you begin sharing the results of your new place!