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Buy Inexpensive Land, Build for Cheap, and Dominate Airbnb

Kristie Wolfe

I’ve been a big fan of Kristie Wolfe ever since she built her first rustic tiny house for herself in Boise back in the early days of Tiny House Living.

In the last few years Kristie has become an Airbnb rockstar. Even if you don’t know her by name you have probably seen one or more of her Airbnb’s out in the news world.

It might have been her treehouse in Hawaii, her Hobbit Hole in Washington, or her Fire Tower in Idaho. She also transformed the old Idaho potato into a bohemian chic hotel room.

In 2018 my wife and I had the privilege of staying in The Lookout shortly after she opened it. You can read about our stay here.

In this podcast Ethan talks with Kristie and we learn about how frugal she and how she builds her tiny homes for a fraction of what you would expect by looking at them, using salvaged materials, and making things herself. In this conversation, we cover Kristie’s building philosophy, how she transforms properties into desirable Airbnbs, how she finds cheap land, and more.

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In This Episode:

  • How COVID-19 has affected Kristie’s Airbnb listings
  • Scrappy and resourceful: how Kristie saves money by building instead of buying
  • What is “owner carry” and how does it work?
  • How to find cheap land
  • A little about Kristie’s course to train you to get the most out of Airbnb
  • Airbnb is having a competition and Kristie is a judge
  • Zoning issues that you may want to research
  • Kristie’s plans for a greenhouse in Idaho\
  • Where does she find plans?
  • Trial and error is an important and rewarding process

The Hobbit Hole

Big Island Treehouse

The Lookout

Big Idaho Potato Hotel

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