From Airbnb to tiny homes on trailers: Short-term accommodation booming in regional SA – ABC News

From Airbnb to tiny homes on trailers: Short-term accommodation booming in regional SA – ABC News

It was the skyrocketing demand for short-term accommodation that first prompted Amanda and Tim Hogg to list their family home on Airbnb and move into a caravan.

Now, the boom in regional tourism during the COVID-19 pandemic has helped them take their business even further.

“We have built tiny homes that are on trailers so they are not a permanent fixture in the ground, and they can be moved,” Amanda Hogg said.

“We can place them on private properties, and take them off if we need to, but we can also have ocean views at a small cost.”

The pair has been working with local landholders to secure locations for their off-grid homes.

The first tiny home built by Amanda and Tim Hogg on the Eyre Peninsula.(Supplied: Tim and Amanda Hogg)

Their first tiny, sustainable house is called Yambara, meaning “out of sight” in the local Barngarla language, and overlooks Sleaford Bay and the Port Lincoln National Park.

“There’s not a lot in that higher-end accommodation field, and we really wanted to target that market,” Ms Hogg said.

‘I’ve never had a year like this’

The owner of accommodation booking service Visit Port Lincoln, Di Dennis, believes the high tourist demand will continue.

“I’ve been doing this for 20 odd years, and I’ve never had a year like this,” Ms Dennis said.

Di Dennis says people are buying properties specifically to rent them short-term.(ABC News: Dylan Smith)

The pandemic has brought a rise in the number of people listing their properties for short-term rental during busy periods.

“I’ve had in the last week… five new people that have purchased properties just for the holiday rental,” Ms Dennis said.

The principal of Raine and Horne Real Estate in Port Lincoln, …….

Source: https://www.abc.net.au/news/2021-12-09/airbnb-tiny-homes-accommodation-eyre-peninsula-tourism-renting/100684320

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