137. Zach Busekrus

Lessons for STR Hosts from a Digital Nomad

You can learn a lot from professional hosts, but what about a professional guest? In this episode, we reverse engineer what pulls at a potential guest’s heart strings when making a booking, and compare what we find to things we think or assume are their priorities.

When COVID-19 hit, Zach Busekrus and his wife Gabby decided to break out of their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC and beta test the digital nomad lifestyle by hopping around to new Airbnbs every 2-4 weeks. They’ve spent countless hours on Airbnb’s platform and have learned a thing, or ten, about how to discern the wheat from the chaff, when to book (and when not to), and how to find the best deals. Now, they aim to share what they’ve learned with others hoping to do the same.




It’s time for #strsharesunday and today we are sharing the Zin Retreat!

This private guest house is hosted by Adri and located in Lodi, California, and she does a great job at highlighting her private, fenced-in courtyard for her guests to enjoy.

If you’ve been hosting for awhile and you’ve had some financial success, maybe it’s time to upgrade! Adri has both a Keurig and a French Press, and giving your guests options and broadening your horizons will improve your guests’ experience!

We love the wallpaper work she’s done in the bathroom, and on her instagram, she links to her local tourism website and some really specific blogs for things to do in the area.

PRO TIP: Utilize your local tourism website so your guests can learn more about the area and partake in some of the local activities! Well done, Adri!

We would love to feature YOU, so don’t forget to use #STRShareSunday to get your chance!

Together, Annette & Sarah are the dynamic duo behind the wildly popular podcast Thanks For Visiting, co-creators of the Hosting Business Mastery Method, & seasoned short-term-rental hosts.

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