He optimized use of his Amsterdam flat by listing it on Airbnb.
He used the income from renting to travel the world.
He also writes a blog about it.
Now he advises others on how to make a living on Airbnb.
Jasper Ribbers has become The Traveling Dutchman.
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“Traveling opens your horizons, you start challenging the things you think are normal & you start questioning things.” – Jasper Ribbers (Tweet It)
- Was traveling a lot and renting out his flat in Amsterdam
- How he wasn’t making money on it so he couldn’t stay at his flat when he returned
- How he’d used Airbnb as a traveler so decided to try it as a host
- Renting his flat on Airbnb makes it financially feasible to live the traveling lifestyle
- Once his income was covered he started doing what he thought was fun… Blogging and Writing
- Tourism isn’t the only demand for Airbnb
- Was a trader in Chicago, en route to settling down, knew it was time to make the dream of travel happen
- Went on an inspirational vacation by himself to the Philippines, wanted more of those experiences
- People are investing in properties for sole use with Airbnb
- Sometimes disruption of an industry can be a good thing
“Not only does Airbnb allow accommodations to be used in a more efficient way, it also connects people.” – Jasper Ribbers (Tweet It)
- Freakonomics Podcast episode “Regulate This”
- Check out Get Paid For Your Pad
- Buy the book
- Learn more about Airbnb.com
- Connect with The Traveling Dutchman:
- The Early Hours – Smells Like Summer
- The Dirty Projectors – Stillness is the Move & Knotty Pine
- The 88 – Hide Another Mistake