Airbnb is inviting designers and hobbyists to consider hosting their creative spaces on Airbnb and start earning via a dedicated programme that includes details on how to have their spare room professionally photographed if chosen.
According to the rental website, ahead of the peak travel season is the perfect time to host and turn spare spaces into new opportunities.
Airbnb says that listing a spare room is not only a great way to earn, but also an opportunity for designers to share their style with guests from around the world, in turn “inspiring their own creative journey”.
An example of creative space on Airbnb is a private suite in central Paris that lies within Paris’ famous 7th Arrondissement and is within walking distance of the Eiffel Tower and other major attractions.
The suite is painted colourful and bold colourways and features authentic Turkish rugs and abstract art painted by its hosts.
The hosts say that upon entering, “You will soon feel welcome and won’t be able to live without colours anymore”.
The hosts also offer photography classes to interested guests, which is a unique opportunity for beginners to learn the basics while roaming the streets of Paris.
Another creative space on Airbnb is a top-floor loft conversion in Washington that is housed in what was originally a 19th-century corner store. The loft was designed by its hosts who run an architectural studio from their home.
The loft has clean and white decor, which is designed as a relaxing space for visitors, while a desk is also provided to offer a dedicated workspace for those who may be working remotely.
A shared, double-height living area offers more of a glimpse of the site’s architectural elements, including the irregularly plastered walls that are covered in family photos.
“As architects, we are well-trained to maximise space, light, health and privacy, those fundamental elements to providing the best living conditions,” said the hosts.
“Our experience as Airbnb hosts for the last seven years has introduced us to a wide variety of people from all over the world who have consistently understood the social contract between host and guest as not a corporate relationship but a new more intimate social form, not quite family but not random strangers either.”
A further example of a creative space on Airbnb is the Sandton Cul-De-Sac in South Africa where a muted exterior hides an eclectic interior.
A shared living and dining area includes numerous pieces of art and sculpture, and vibrantly coloured furniture offers a stark contrast to the natural colours of the walls and floors.
“I wanted to create an authentic African space that is celebrating the African spirit,” said the host. “Creating an inspiring, creative, healing and peaceful space was my ultimate goal and for guests to feel safe in Johannesburg.”
“Airbnb is a very easy, safe and professional platform and a total pleasure to use.”
Other examples of creative spaces available on Airbnb include a fully detached suite hidden in the heart of Lisbon and a private room and bathroom in an interior designer’s home.
To learn about Airbnb’s initiative visit its website.
This article was written by Dezeen for Airbnb as part of a partnership. Find out more about Dezeen partnership content here.