Not too long ago, we made an exciting announcement. Dan and I took our biggest leap yet. We turned our crazy, out of this world idea, into reality. We bought an apartment in Budapest. If you’re a traveller you know, there is always that one city, country, continent, or place in the world that speaks to you. For us it’s Europe. We spent years travelling here – so much so that it feels like home whenever we return. Especially because we usually stay in local homes and Airbnb when we travel.
We love the idea of the sharing economy. The trust, the spirit, and the openness that we’ve received from complete strangers around the world still amazes us. We’ve gotten so much out of Airbnb staying as guests so now, we’re super excited that we’re about to change things up for a bit and be Airbnb hosts! We can’t wait to give to other travellers as much as we’ve received along the way. When we’re not in Budapest we have decided to share our new place with our family, friends, and other travellers while we are away.
We absolutely love our cozy little apartment. It’s our new home away from home, and we hope others might think so too!
Since buying the apartment, we returned to Budapest to make a few more fixes here and there. First priority? Super high speed WIFI! We hooked up our internet with Telekom even before our water and electricity (we have both now). We also added plenty of extra charging outlets for all of our devices because it’s a pain in the ass when you’re fighting for outlets in an Airbnb. After a few trips to Ikea, we freshened things up with new decor, wall art, and colourful pillows. We even stocked up on good local Hungarian wine (because our favourite Airbnb homes have been the ones with free booze in the fridge).
We finally listed our Budapest apartment for rent on Airbnb this summer. Our friends Katie and Geoff at Wandertooth were our very first guests in July and we have been booked up ever since. There are still a few final finishes we want to make but in the meantime, if you plan to travel to Budapest (we highly recommend this city) ping me!
Our new comfy bed.
Our new kitchen! (I am a sucker for wooden countertops).
The apartment is central, located right in District VI next to some of our favourite places to eat and the best ruin bars in Budapest. We can stumble in late and wake up to morning sunrises like this.
Can You Help Us?
We really want to make this the best Airbnb apartment to stay in Budapest so we’re looking for some cool ideas from all of you. Help us design our new home! Leave a comment below with your ideas or tips. While you’re there we hope you can give us a little ‘heart’ and save our new place to your Airbnb Wish List.
Have you ever stayed in an Airbnb?
What was the coolest thing you’ve seen in an Airbnb apartment?