219. Addie Wales

Creating An Authentic Off-Grid Airbnb Experience

Addie Wales is a marketing professional and Airbnb Superhost. She has 8 years experience working in marketing and 2 years hosting guests at her off-grid cabins in northern Minnesota. Addie and her husband Ben are serial entrepreneurs. They also own and operate a coworking & fitness space in Minneapolis, Minnesota. When Addie’s not working, she loves to travel, hike, bike, and practice yoga.

Their off-grid properties, the Ely Cabin Collective, provide guests with a range of nature-focused comforts, including all the desired “Glamping” amenities, while remaining fully off-grid with solar power, propane heat, and outdoor firepits. Situated on 40 private acres of Minnesota wilderness, guests have access to walking trails, nearby state parks, and watersports like kayaking and paddle boarding.

Addie offers consulting for hosts that want to:

  • Build from scratch on raw land,
  • Set up an off-grid solar system, or 
  • Need help marketing and branding their rental to make it stand out from the rest 

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It’s time for #strsharesunday! Today we are sharing the Texas Collective🤠 These hosts have two properties: an A-frame and a container home. We talk about about this all the time: they are using one instagram account for multiple properties.

We know there’s a lot to manage: your life, your property, and social media, so our advice is to try to keep it simple, and The Texas Collective is doing just that.

These properties are G O R G E O U S. We haven’t seen a feed this beautiful in a long time. You’re going to get lost in it like we did! We love their horseshoe wall (it IS Texas after all 🤠), their meditation area (we haven’t seen this much), their cowboy hot tub, and how they’ve designed their amenities. These properties are just so photogenic, so head on over to their account and get some design and travel inspo!

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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