Some of Cork’s hosts on the room and house share platform, Airbnb, writes Colette Sheridan. Airbnb host, Michelle Whelan, at her home in Ardmanning, The Lough, Cork Would you rent out your spare room to strangers? A room in your home or a vacant holiday house can be the source of a handy income stream for householders who sign up with Airbnb, the online marketplace and hospitality service that enables people to rent short-term lodging.
Cork-based Michelle Whelan, who rents out two bedrooms in her four-bedroom home in the Togher area, says that August can be a lucrative month for bookings.
“August is when all the French and Spanish families, often teachers, go on holidays,” says Michelle who works as a co-ordinator of foreign students who stay with families in Ireland. […]