In the past we've used my teardrop trailer as a place for out-of-town relatives to spend the night. It's usually the young kids or teenagers who want to sleep in the trailer since they don't have to get up in the middle of the night as much as the adults. Recently, I've put our small backyard cottage, the Cottage at Quail Haven, on Airbnb. It's been a popular destination for visitors to our area or people going to or from San Francisco.
The Sunflower came in handy one night when a guest of the cottage was joined by both her daughter and her friend. The guest and her daughter were going to sleep in the cottage and her friend was just tagging along and was planning to sleep in her car. I told her she didn't have to do that and offered up the teardrop as an alternative. She was thrilled and offered me an extra $20 to use it as her bed for the night. The next day, she told me she slept like a baby.
If you have a teardrop trailer, it could become a possible guest rental. Some teardrop owners will rent out their teardrop trailers to people on local camping trips, but because the teardrop stays on your property, you don't have to worry about it being towed. The additional income could help to pay for insurance, new tires or teardrop improvements.
Learn more about Airbnb and how they are changing the travel business.
Photo by Little Vintage Trailer