Money (still) isn’t everything.
Living in a house has always been my preferred lifestyle choice, and getting paid to live in my house is even better. When I moved down from Michigan, I had already been researching my area for 8 months. The houses were extremely expensive, so I intended to get roommates to help with the cost initially and figured a partner could split the cost with me later. The roommates turned out to be a disaster, and only brought in $1200/month anyway, so I decided a change was needed. I tried hosting in my house for AirBnB in June, and found that it was far preferable to roommates, so I invested in the necessities to turn it into a solid business.
The experiment has been a success. It's time for an update after four and a half years of marriage .
I'm quite fortunate in that my company is on an annual raise and bonus cycle, which kicks in on January 1st. Every year before the wint...