Big Travel, Small Budget – Live Rent Free with Airbnb

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This post is meant to accompany my book Big Travel, Small Budget.

Want to see a PDF copy of my actual Airbnb listing for the main room in the house? Check out the listing (PDF).

Photos of My Place

Want to know what $425 per month gets you in Medellin, Colombia? Three bedrooms, two bath, lots of space adjacent to Laureles (one of the two most popular neighborhoods in Medellin).

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If you’re new to the world of Airbnb, you can get started with my affiliate link and claim a $25 credit absolutely free to apply toward your first stay.

Have you ever used Airbnb either as a host or a guest? What did you think of the experience? Would you consider inviting strangers into your home in order to reduce your monthly overhead?

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Big Travel, Small Budget - Live Rent Free with Airbnb

Ryan

Author, Writer, and Head Honcho at Desk to Dirtbag
Ryan is an author, adventurer, perpetual wanderer, and self-proclaimed dirtbag (but that might not mean what you think). Originally from Seattle, he headed to Washington D.C. where he spent five years working for Congress before heeding the call of the wild. He set out living in his pickup truck to road trip across the American West. Since then he backpacked through Colombia, drove across all of Central America, and also wrote a best selling book: Big Travel, Small Budget. He just finished driving his old truck across all of South America -- support the adventures by visiting the D2D Shop. Follow the adventures on social media or read more about me.

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  1. I was reading this article and fell on the floor laughing when I saw your rent was $450 and you had 2 rooms to rent out. I have no idea where this apartment was, but good lord I need to move there!

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      Yeah, three bedroom apartment with two baths and loads of space, in a desirable neighborhood and centrally located to public transportation. No complaints! Medellin is pretty sweet. 🙂

  2. Great job with the write-up and well-done finding a way to cover your rent.

    I’ve only used Airbnb once and had a great all-around experience between the website and my host. I really wish people would start using Airbnb more, or at least be open to the idea and not frown upon it.

    Oh and my hats off to you for being a host to travelers. Not sure I can could do it, as I do like having my own space.

    I’ll certainly be booking a room at your place if you’re still in Colombia whenever I decide to make a trip down there.

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