AirBnB my Van?

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emanuel_v19
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AirBnB my Van?

Post by emanuel_v19 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm

Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?

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Post by rkhusky » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:22 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
Craigslist.

If the van is actually a motorhome, there are ways to rent that out. I imagine AirBnB has some minimum standards, such as running water and a toilet.

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Re: AirBnB my Van?

Post by jucor » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
Is your van by the river? :?

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Post by westie » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 pm

I've seen people rent tents in their backyards on AirBnb.
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Post by DavidHutton » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:53 pm

I think that I read that someone in New York or one of the boroughs was doing that.

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Post by alex_686 » Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:59 pm

DavidHutton wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:53 pm
I think that I read that someone in New York or one of the boroughs was doing that.
I would put my money on Minneapolis during the Superbowl. It might be a bit chilly in February but some are well heated / insulated.

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Post by The529guy » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:00 pm

jucor wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:47 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
Is your van by the river? :?
Classic

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Post by unclescrooge » Fri Jan 12, 2018 6:26 pm

I've seen airbnb listings for a renovated streamliner on an empty lot in Malibu.

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Re: AirBnB my Van?

Post by F150HD » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:19 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
what does your auto-insurer think of the idea? if there's an incident of some kind, will your liability coverage cover it?

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Post by facepalm » Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:20 pm

westie wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:50 pm
I've seen people rent tents in their backyards on AirBnb.
I saw someone do it with a cardboard box once. Mind you, it was a large box.

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Post by emanuel_v19 » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm

F150HD wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 8:19 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Fri Jan 12, 2018 5:14 pm
Hello,

I am curious, do any of you rent a vehicle through AirBnB? That is, for someone to actually sleep in it and not drive it.

Is this possible?

Or are there other forms or ways I can rent it without using AirBnB?
what does your auto-insurer think of the idea? if there's an incident of some kind, will your liability coverage cover it?
The van will be parked in the driveway.

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Post by mouses » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:12 pm

I think I saw an article about this with photos, but I think the van was not driveable. Pretty though. Flowers planted outside, etc.

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Post by Minot » Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm

Have you asked AirBnB?

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Post by F150HD » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:13 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
The van will be parked in the driveway.
um.....did you assume I thought you were renting a moving vehicle? :?:

Again....what does your auto-insurer think of the idea?

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Post by arcticpineapplecorp. » Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm

is this what you had in mind?

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Post by Eric » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:07 pm

I've never used this service, but Turo seems like a better fit for this than AirBnB.

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Post by Teague » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm

So it will be parked. But could there be another option if the weather is really nice?

Like, starry night. Van go?
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Post by Bmac » Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:24 pm

Pardon my snobbishness, but I’m not sure I’d want to rent out my van as accommodations to any stranger actually willing to accept the offer. Unless it’s more like a motor home with a bathroom, etc.

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Post by SrGrumpy » Sun Jan 14, 2018 2:16 am

Catering to low-end people you would otherwise try to avoid? Or the Boglehead who sticks his wet laundry in a stranger's dryer to save $1.25?

Your neighbors will love you.

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Post by GraduateStudent » Sun Jan 14, 2018 5:05 am

Sounds like a good idea to me. In HCOL+ areas (Palo Alto) I've seen people AirBNB a tent in their backyard.
Life after grad school is great.

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Post by emanuel_v19 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm

F150HD wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:13 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:00 pm
The van will be parked in the driveway.
um.....did you assume I thought you were renting a moving vehicle? :?:

Again....what does your auto-insurer think of the idea?
It currently is in Non-op status and no insurance. Not sure where I could find this answer for you

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Post by emanuel_v19 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm

arcticpineapplecorp. wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm
is this what you had in mind?

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I will watch this tonight for giggles.

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Post by emanuel_v19 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:10 pm

Teague wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:17 pm
So it will be parked. But could there be another option if the weather is really nice?

Like, starry night. Van go?
Most definitely but unfortunately the van isn't in its greatest condition or super reliable either.

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Post by emanuel_v19 » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:20 pm

Minot wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 9:37 pm
Have you asked AirBnB?
Not yet. Thought I'd ask here 1st.

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Post by sailaway » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:25 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
arcticpineapplecorp. wrote:
Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:19 pm
is this what you had in mind?

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I will watch this tonight for giggles.
It is good, but not that many giggles.

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Post by F150HD » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:32 pm

emanuel_v19 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
It currently is in Non-op status and no insurance. Not sure where I could find this answer for you
well, the answer isn't for 'me' it was for you. Good luck.

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Post by sailaway » Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:33 pm

F150HD wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 6:32 pm
emanuel_v19 wrote:
Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:08 pm
It currently is in Non-op status and no insurance. Not sure where I could find this answer for you
well, the answer isn't for 'me' it was for you. Good luck.
Would your home owner's insurance cover someone occupying a vehicle in your driveway?

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Post by westie » Mon Jan 15, 2018 9:33 pm

I'd go with the Airbnb strict cancellation policy.

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Post by F150HD » Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:32 pm

still curious where they'd be going to the bathroom during the night and in the AM. :D

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Post by adamthesmythe » Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:34 pm

F150HD wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 4:32 pm
still curious where they'd be going to the bathroom during the night and in the AM. :D
A portalet would do it. A crystal vase with a fresh flower will make a nice photo.

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