More Pacific Yurt owners are finding unique and lucrative ways to increase the already excellent ROI on their circular dwellings. Fortunately, new apps and online rental sites like Airbnb, Hipcamp, and others are making it easier to make money from your yurt by offering user-friendly platforms to those with an entrepreneurial mindset looking to move into the rental market.
More travelers are also gravitating towards renting a yurt as an alternative to a traditional hotel, which makes them more profitable for many yurt owners looking to capitalize on the glamping trend. According to a study by Arizton, the glamping market in the US alone is projected to reach a revenue of around $1 billion by 2024. Additionally, it’s becoming easier to make a complete yurt rental listing and design an interior that’s entirely comfortable and appealing to any vacationer. Whether you’re a longtime Pacific Yurt owner looking to start a lucrative side hustle, or a newly-interested yurt builder seeking to earn additional income, here are a few of the best places to list your Pacific Yurt rental online.
Airbnb: Yurt Rentals for Any Occasion
As the most popular online rental platform, Airbnb has enjoyed a significant boost in yurt listings thanks to its massive user base and brand appeal. They’ve also added a filter that lets travelers search for yurts individually so travelers can find glamping specific lodging and luxury yurt rentals with more ease. Luckily for Pacific Yurt owners, that exposure and usability increase overall interest in yurt rentals across the site, which translates to more reservations. Keep in mind that Airbnb’s service fees start at 3% and could increase based on cancellation policies and other minor details. However, getting started on Airbnb is risk-free and straightforward, as your yurt’s availability and the price range is entirely up to you.
Hipcamp: Rustic and Glamping Yurts in the Wild
Hipcamp was built for a niche—yet growing—group of users who prefer to market their properties as camping or “glamping” destinations. The main benefit of Hipcamp over other platforms like Airbnb is its millennial appeal and commitment to listing places focused on the outdoors. Meaning, renter expectations tend to lean more toward yurts than they would hotel rooms or homes. For yurt owners, it can become a very lucrative place to list your reservation to capitalize on the growing glamping trend. With no listing fee, it’s also the most comfortable place to rent your yurt without investing a lot of time or money upfront. Additionally, once you start hosting travelers, Hipcamp only takes 10% of each transaction, leaving owners with the remaining 90% profit and a more significant piece of the pie by the end of a reservation.
Glamping Hub: Luxury and High-End Lodging
Glamping Hub’s dedication to curating a well-rounded and unique collection of outdoor listings makes it a one-of-a-kind in the glamping and outdoor rental industry. A self-proclaimed platform for “luxury camping accommodations,” their website is the ideal place for yurt owners whose properties boast exceptional views and luxury amenities. Yurts on Glamping Hub tend to do quite well because they attract folks looking for a weekend glamping experience in beautiful dwellings situated in inspiring locations. Their platform also boasts one of the more host-friendly user-experiences out there. Additionally, they only charge yurt owners a 4% commission fee for each confirmed booking instead of a standard listing fee. Are you struggling to create the perfect listing page? If so, their in-house team of writers will personally curate and optimize your listing to ensure it stays competitive across the platform to make things easier.
Where to Rent Your Pacific Yurt
We recommend listing your yurt on each of these platforms to increase reservations for heightened visibility. Even if you didn’t initially build your Pacific Yurt with an entrepreneurial mindset, the value of listing it on Airbnb, Hipcamp, or Glamping Hub is worth considering based on the income potential alone. Renting your yurt could mean earning additional income by simply placing it online and hosting guests that respect and admire the circular structure you built.