How do I prepare my home to become a Host?

In general, Host homes should be clean and well organized. Some things to consider:

  • Clean and organize your spare bedroom, remove items being stored in closets
  • Remove personal items from the Guest bathroom
  • Furnish the bedroom with a quality bed and have linens and towels available
  • Remove unused items from common areas
  • Allocate an area for your Guest to use as a study or computer area
  • Provide space in the fridge and pantry for your Guest to store their food
  • Provide space for your Guest to park their car (if available)
  • Avoid strong fragrances in the home
  • Have a spare key for your Guest
  • Inform your home insurance provider that you will have a Guest staying in your home