Thanks for allowing me to join!
I’m buying a half-acre lot in Gainesville, FL to build a small cottage; that will take nine months or maybe more. In the meantime I’m looking for a travel trailer I might live in while it’s being built.
After it’s built I’m thinking of renting it out as an Airbnb. The idea came after I stayed in a cute trailer that was rented as an Airbnb and I loved it. It was cute. Great for a short stay by myself to San Antonio, where the owner had set it up behind his house. Cutesy vintage trailers are a hit for travelers, esp. younger ones, certainly over big boxy trailers that all look alike and lack charm. I like the old real vintage ones - Airstream of course and Shasta’s etc - but they are pricey and don’t have modern amenities.
1. So I’m asking: does anybody have experience renting theirs out? If so, where do you live and how is it going?
2. I’m also considering a Gulf Stream Vintage. It’s a largely fiberglass shell, but has many similar aesthetics. Have others comparison-shopped the two brands and why do you think the Retro is better (or worse). Pros and cons?
Thank you in advance for passing along your knowledge and experience. Happy trails!