Rake It In
Let your house or apartment make money for you while you’re away. Even though you think your head will explode if you don’t get out of town right this second, someone somewhere is planning a trip to your fair city and looking for a place to crash that’s cheaper and more homey than a Marriott. Beyond Craigslist, sites like HomeAway and VRBO facilitate inexpensive short-term stays. They have small membership fees, but a year’s worth of rental opportunities costs less than one night at a hotel…speaking of, Airbnb lets you set a price to list your home just like a hotel room. If you’ll be gone for an extended period of time, you lucky dog, consider a house swap (free for everyone!) with sites like HomeExchange and INTERVac.
Now you’re all set. Don’t forget your passport, and send us a postcard, ok?