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What would you do with an extra $12,000 this summer? Vacation in a castle? Head to Paris? Or maybe tuck into a treehouse for a week? Home-rental site Airbnb is famous for offering these kinds of unique places to stay — all around the globe. At last count, Airbnb has accommodations in more than 34,000 cities in 190 countries.

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You may be surprised to learn that the San Francisco-based company also provides a way for travel lovers to fund their own trips—by sharing their extra space as a host.
 
Creating a listing on the site is free, whether you’ve got a spare couch, bedroom, or vacation home to offer. Airbnb helps you get started with 24/7 support, hosting tips and above all, peace of mind with its $1 Million Host Guarantee.

You get to decide when and how often you host by setting availability on your listing’s calendar. And right now is a great time to get started.

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Demand is high since summer is Vancouver’s busy travel season. In 2015 (from May to August), a monumental 235% more lodgings in Vancouver were on Airbnb than during winter; as a result, Vancouver-based hosts earned 20% more per night.

Vancouver’s top Airbnb hosts made over $1,000 a week last summer, money that can be put to good use to pay for home improvements, retirement, or that next dream trip! Find out how much you can make as a host here.

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Right now, Airbnb is sweetening the deal by offering Vancouverscape readers an extra $250 CAD to new hosts. Here’s the deal:

– Create a listing using this link
– Host your first guest at a listing within 40 kilometers of Vancouver’s Cambie Street Bridge
– To learn more, read Airbnb’s full terms and conditions here
 
**The small print: your listing must be made using the link above. Valid for NEW listings not previously activated, created, or duplicated from another Vancouver Airbnb listing. The “Offer Period” ends August 31, 2016.**

Happy hosting — and savings toward that castle vacay!

This feature was produced in partnership with Airbnb. Opinions, as always, are my own. All photos courtesy of Airbnb.

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