So you’ve got an extra air mattress, a spare bed, a yurt, or a recently inherited mansion on the river and some friends have told you about how they’ve Airbnb’d their space. “Hmmm”, you wonder to your ever expanding entrepreneurial self; “Rent my spare room / yurt / mansion to the typical slacker-monied-hipster or share it with the wide world via Airbnb to encounter various cultures, stories, even loves?”
Patrick hosts his home near Queenstown NZ with Airbnb and has renovated and designed the space to share it on their international platform. From his experience as an Airbnb host, Airbnb Community organizer and an international Airbnb photographer, Patrick will workshop:
- Hospitality and the new sharing economy (from crowdfunding to home sharing, whats going on)
- What’s it like to share your home with guests via Airbnb (three stories from the field)
- The ABC’s of listing your place (pimping it up a bit, writing your story, deciding on prices…)
- Designing or renovating with sharing in mind
- Legal things like taxes, rates and insurance to be considered
- Q & A about how all this may apply to you
Hospitality in this regard is both the craft of sharing a bit of your life and local knowledge, and, a great small business model. Come along and see if sharing your space is a good fit for you.
About Patrick Dodson
Patrick is a chef in Queenstown NZ who while working at Kinloch Lodge on the weekend, rents his home out on Airbnb. Win, win. While not an employee of Airbnb, he’s been invited to speak at the Airbnb Open 2015 in Paris on his hosting experiences. On top of this, Patrick has been so glad about how hosting has worked out that he’s become the volunteer Airbnb community organizer for his region, helping other hosts work through everything from styling their space, to pricing, to getting commissions on booking local adventure tours…
When not cooking at the lodge, Patrick does work for Airbnb as their professional contract photographer in the region (Airbnb provides free professional photography for new hosts to show their space at it’s best). Doing architectural photography and sharing stories with other Airbnb hosts provides a wealth of anecdotes and ideas that Patrick shares in this workshop.
Not to brag, but Patrick is also a “Superhost” with Airbnb which means he’s had a long string of 5-star reviews relating to guest experiences that he’d love to share with you in order to make sharing your space a beautiful thing.
- Hospitality and the new sharing economy
- What’s it like to share your home with guests via Airbnb
- The ABC’s of listing your place
- A killer visual presentation on designing a home sharing experience
- Insider knowledge on how the whole thing works
- Tips for home styling, pricing and policies if you want to share your space
- a journal or notepad
- a Pinterest board (on your laptop, phone or iPad) of spaces you like from Airbnb or other architectural sources
Vendor since 2014
Work-Shop is a creative concept that will broaden your horizons and help you unleash your inner awesome. We provide affordable short courses in life skills and alternative art. We’ve teamed up with Australia’s brightest creative minds to share their knowledge and help teach you a new skill.
From printmaking and stencil art through to music and gardening. From life skills and personal development through to blending tea and parkour, we offer a broad range of fun and creative short courses to suit our time poor lives. We will inspire you to pick up that pen, paintbrush, hammer or sewing machine and flick the switch that will kickstart a whole new way of life.
Locations: Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Adelaide & Fremantle
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. Refunds and transfers will not be processed if cancellation occurs within 48 hours of the event commencing. If you do miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. For cancellations prior to the 48 hour cut off, email firstname.lastname@example.org to organise a refund or transfer.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes, however, let’s face it… sometimes shit happens! Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.
Anyone partaking in any classes or coming to any events at Work-Shop or organised by Work-Shop must agree to these terms and conditions.
1.) LIABILITY WAIVER
- Any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property property brought into Work-Shop’s premises.
- Any physical injuries sustained as a result of participating in any class or event organised by Work-Shop.
I agree to take on full responsibility for any damages, injuries and for physical and/or personal property, which I might incur whilst participating in classes and/or events organised by Work-Shop.
2.) PHOTO & VIDEO
I agree to give Work-Shop unrestricted publishing rights for any photographs or videos taken at Work-Shop classes and events or on Work-Shop’s premises. (Don’t worry, we’ll only these use to show others how much of a rad time you’re having through social media, newsletters, blogs, website and general Work-Shop promo material)
Work-Shop requires 48 hours notice in writing prior to the class for a full refund or transfer. If you miss this window, earn some extra karma points and give your ticket to one of your buddies. Email email@example.com to organise a refund.
We’ll do our darndest to run all scheduled classes. Most of our classes must have a minimum of 5 participants before we can put them on. In the event that a class is cancelled, students will be notified via text message or email and entitled to a full refund or credit.