Now that the summer break is finally here, teachers and educators have an opportunity to earn extra income by hosting on Airbnb. Recently, Airbnb Superhost, Katy Severe, conducted a satellite media tour to talk about her experience being Airbnb host and share tips for any educators considering Hosting during the summer break.
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In 2022, US educators collectively earned more than $330 million, and more than $110 million over the summer break.
Like other Americans, teachers have had to navigate the rising cost of living, often on tight salaries. To help make ends meet, teachers have taken to hosting on Airbnb as an option to help supplement income during summer months and beyond.
In 2022, teachers collectively earned more than $330 million1 – including $110 million2 during the summer months alone. This money helps provide a meaningful boost in income when class is not in session, and can help cover household bills, pay for everyday expenses, and fund hobbies outside of the classroom.
Educator Hosts have long been a part of the Airbnb community. In 2022, the number of US educators hosting on Airbnb increased by nearly 10 percent3 compared with the previous year, underscoring the fact that more and more teachers are taking advantage of the economic benefits of home sharing.
Hosting is now easier than ever
Airbnb has made it easier than ever to become a Host with Airbnb Setup and over 25 new features and upgrades for Hosts. For those looking to become a Private Room Host, Airbnb recently introduced Airbnb Rooms, an all-new take on the original Airbnb that helps guests travel more affordably, connect with people and have authentic experience, and get to know their Hosts. In 2022, over 25 percent of US teachers on the platform were private room Hosts4. In the current economic environment, Airbnb believe this idea is more important than ever.
These teachers understood the assignment by taking advantage of hosting on Airbnb, and guests are giving them A+s all around. Make your home do the work this summer by signing up to Host on Airbnb.
Every Hosts experience hosting is unique. Host booking numbers may vary widely depending on many factors, including availability, price, acceptance and cancellation rates, and the demand in the listing location.
1According to internal Airbnb data between January 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 of Hosts who self-reported as teachers or professors. 2According to internal Airbnb data between June 1, 2022 and August 31, 2022 of Hosts who self-reported as teachers or professors. 3The number of self-identified teachers or professors who earned income by hosting from January 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 compared to January 1, 2021 December 31, 2021. 4According to internal Airbnb data between January 1, 2022 December 31, 2022 of Private Room Hosts who self-reported as teachers or professors.
Katy Severe is an Airbnb Superhost living in Des Moines, Iowa with her husband and two young kids. In the fall of 2019 they bought their dream home, complete with a 'mother-in-law' unit in the basement. Following the pandemic, Katy and her husband decided to list their basement suite on Airbnb. Almost two years later, Katy has earned super host status with close to 300 5-star reviews and no plans to stop hosting anytime soon! Katy holds a Masters degree in education and is in her 16th year of teaching. She started her teaching career as a fourth grade teacher in Oregon before moving to Iowa in 2011. The extra income earned from hosting has allowed Katy to work part-time as an adjunct instructor at a local university, and also start her own tutoring business. When she's not teaching, Katy enjoys spending time with her family, exploring the outdoors, gardening, reading, and creating art.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals in almost every country across the globe. Every day, Hosts offer one-of-a-kind stays and unique Experiences that make it possible for guests to experience the world in a more authentic, connected way.
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