Off Grid Tiny Homes & AirBnb – Match Made In Heaven?

It’s 2021 and the world is changing. With international borders closed Australians are looking for their fix of adventure and travel throughout the nation and AirBnb is one of the hottest places for the search.

There has been a huge increase in both AirBnb holidays and the urge to get back to nature and experience the bliss and serenity that comes with getting off the grid.

With that being said, now is really the time to explore what kind of benefits might be available for property owners who have the space to set up AirBnb style accommodation. Whether it’s a tiny home, cabin or some other kind of unique dwelling you’re looking at, there are a few things you’ll want to consider first.

We’ll get into these considerations in a second but first let us reiterate that the potential for a generous side income from this kind of venture is not only possible, thousands of property owners are already cashing in on this match made in heaven all over the country.

Council Rules and Regulations

All councils are different and come with a different set of rules and regulations. You’ll need to get in touch with your local council and learn about their zoning rules so you can see what’s possible on your property.

Upkeep and Maintenance

Keep in mind that managing an AirBnb will take time. You need to make bookings, tend to the housekeeping and stay on top of maintenance. You’ll probably want to do this yourself to begin with although once you’re established you can get your family involved or reach out to the wider community to support you in this. There is good money to be made from Short Term AirBnb rentals so you may even end up hiring a caretaker and support the local economy with employment.


It will be in your best interest to have a call with your insurance provider to check if you need extra insurance or if your current policy covers you for extra dwellings on your property.


Adding an Off Grid Tiny Home to your portfolio and renting it out on AirBnb could contribute to an adjustment in your lifestyle. It could end up being a really healthy passive income stream which may give you more freedom to enjoy the things in life that you really value.

It’s important to get clear on if this is something you want in your life. Ask yourself why you’re doing this? Is the Off Grid Lifestyle up there in your core values or are you more enthusiastic about the passive income lifestyle? It’s ultimately your decision and being clear on why you’re doing this will give you a lot more clarity around that decision.

To explore the Off Grid Tiny Home & AirBnb match made in heaven more you can jump on the phone with our Lifestyle Specialist Josh by calling 0422 121 504