Become a “Glampsite” Vacation Rental Owner: The Quick & Easy Way to Earn a Ton of Passive Income on Your Property

17 09 2018

 

Do you dream of quitting your job and earning passive income?  If you own or rent property, especially property that is private, beautiful, and in a desirable location, you can make probably make a huge income renting space.  Luxury camping or “glamping” has become big business.  Many companies such as AutoCamp, Under Canvas, and Glampotel, are investing millions into offering rustic accommodations in natural settings.  Websites like HipCamp and Airbnb offer vacationers the opportunity to rent anything from a patch of dirt for a tent to an Airstream trailer or cabin.  If you own property, or even just rent it, you too can get in on the action.

Many vacationers will spend as much as $700/night for a glamping experience.  Ventana Big Sur on the California coast charges $525/night for a fancy tent.  There are just several steps to getting set up to rent out space on your property.

  1. You’ll need to contact your city to see if renting out space on your property on a short-term basis (30 days or less) is allowed.  Some cities only allow short-term rentals in areas zoned for a hospitality use.  Moreover, many cities require owners to pay hotel taxes on their short-term rental income.  Booking sites such as Airbnb can automatically add the tax onto bookings to make the process more seamless.  If you plan to build numerous cabins or guest rooms on your property, then you might need a conditional use permit from the city, in which case you may need to hire an architect to assist you.
  2. Building a permanent structure requires a permit which is a lengthy and expensive process.  Permitting in a typical California town can take about 6 months and can add about $25k to the construction cost.  Zen Dens, luxury off-grid guest rooms are the perfect solution.  They can be fully self-contained and easily moved.  They can be financed for under $400/month with an RV loan, and they can be delivered within 3 months of ordering, and do not require a building permit.  Learn more at www.zendentinyom.com.
  3. Booking: Airbnb, VRBO, and the newer HipCamp, are some of the websites that make booking easy and simple, offering insurance in case anything is damaged, a means to make a claim on a security deposit, and seamless payments through Paypal.  It can also help to have your own website and advertise with Google adwords.

If you don’t own property, you can consider renting and living on a property that has extra space.  Just make sure your lease allows you to rent out space.  Or perhaps the rental income will make it financially feasible for you to purchase.  As more and more people are looking to have unique experiences and unplug from the stress of everyday life, this might just be the perfect time to get into the business.

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The mobile office gets a makeover….Amazon-conditioned customers want everything delivered to their door

13 03 2018

For years, mobile office trailers came in one flavor: ugly grey boxes.  Most of them sat on construction sites or had another temporary use.  A new era is upon us.  Millennials and retirees alike are seeking simpler lives with more freedom and choosing to live in “tiny homes on wheels”.  The tiny home trend is now making its way into the business world.  Many business owners are giving up their expensive office leases to take their services on the road.  And they want to not only distinguish themselves with an attractive structure that represents their brand, but they also want a functional and beautiful interior space that they and their clients can enjoy.  There aren’t many designers or builders creating these custom “tiny businesses on wheels” yet, but Santa Barbara architect, Elisa Garcia, is leading the way with her company Zen Den.   Because of her 30 years as an architect on commercial projects, Elisa’s experience is unique in the tiny house industry.  Not only are most tiny houses not designed by architects, they aren’t designed by architects who are branding experts.   Elisa wants to encourage entrepreneurship.  It’s easier to start and maintain a small business when there’s no expensive lease or building permits needed for an office build-out.  A business on wheels is relatively easy and fast to build compared to a traditional building.  Moreover, in this Amazon economy, customers these days want everything from their groceries to their paper towels to their psychotherapy delivered to them.  Zen Den recently sold one of it’s units to a pyschotherapist in rural northern California who gave up her office space to take her services to her clients, many of which are elderly.

Larger corporations, too, are jumping on the tiny house bandwagon, and creating an experience for customers through custom-designed, branded tiny houses on wheels that connect their customers with their brand.  They’re taking their shops and businesses on tour across the U.S. or even across town to attract new customers, and get a feel for what locations might be right for building a permanent store, bank, or office.

There’s been a lot of talk about the mobile economy in the past 10 years, and this concept takes mobile to the next level.

(http://www.zendentinyom.com/businesses-on-wheels)

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Architect Designs Tiny Meditation Studio on Wheels

13 03 2018

When Elisa Garcia was 15 years, she read Frank Lloyd Wright’s autobiography and these words spoke to her: “I put a capital N on Nature and call it my church.” Soon after, she started a career in architecture.   Very interested in new age spirituality at the time, she started wondering how to combine spirituality with architecture, and in college, designed small meditation retreats for imaginary clients.  But then she got sidetracked for about 20 years with earning a living and climbing the corporate ladder at large well-known firms and eventually her own architectural practice.

Elisa started questioning her priorities and seriously considering that there was more to life than money and status when she had to face mortality and undergo multiple surgeries. She would say to herself after working another 60-hour work week: “If only I had some free time, that’s ALL I want.” After lots of inner work to change learned beliefs about success, she learned out how to prioritize with a flexible schedule, time with loved ones, time to herself, and a simpler lifestyle.

She decided to revive her college love of designing meditation studios, not for imaginary clients, but for herself this time.  Yet she wanted it to be more than a stationary studio, she wanted to take it to Nature.  So she created Zen Den, a unique tiny house on wheels specifically designed for tranquility, reflection, and travel.  It’s something she created for herself since there was nothing like it on the market, and it turns out, a lot of other people were into the idea as well. You can check it out at http://www.zendentinyom.com.

 





Small business owners jump on the ‘tiny house’ bandwagon for their mobile practices

13 03 2018

Visit us at:  http://www.zendentinyom.com/businesses-on-wheels or email us at: info@zendentinyom.com

Are you an innovator looking for a fresh way to market your business and get work done? Consider a custom, branded ‘tiny house on wheels’ for business use.

Tiny houses are relatively easy and fast to build compared to buildings on a foundation, and can move from place to place.  From therapists to photographers, all kinds of sole proprietors are going ‘tiny’, not for tiny living, but for big business.

MOBILE OFFICES

Put the ‘mobile’ back into ‘mobile office’. No building permit or expensive lease required. With off-grid power, your business on wheels is perfect for travelling to your clients’ home or office, construction sites, or office complexes.

CORPORATE MARKETING UNITS

Stand out from the crowd and delight your customers with a one of a kind ‘tiny house’ travel trailer that conveys your brand better than an Airstream, boxy shipping container, or standard food truck ever could. We integrate your brand, creating an emotional experience that connects you with your customers.

With off-grid power, your businesses on wheels is perfect for travelling to special events, fairs, exhibits, or trade shows.

USES

Shops

Store Window Displays

Personal Offices

Recruitment Offices for Job / College Fairs

New Accounts Offices for Banks

Art Galleries

​Art Installations

Wine Tasting Rooms & Bars

Beauty Salons

​Fitness Studios

Massage Studios

Yoga & Meditation Studios

Art & Design Studios

Photography Studios

Construction Trailers

Non-Profit Outreach

Church & Spiritual Center Outreach Offices

​Doctor’s & Dental Offices

​Meeting Rooms

Adjunct Spaces for Events

3-Dimensional Sculptural Billboards

Eco-Resorts & Nature Retreats

Visit us at:  http://www.zendentinyom.com/businesses-on-wheels or email us at: info@zendentinyom.com





Corporations Take Advantage of the ‘Tiny House on Wheels’ Trend for marketing purposes

13 03 2018

Visit us at:  http://www.zendentinyom.com/businesses-on-wheels or email us at: info@zendentinyom.com

Tiny houses are relatively easy and fast to build compared to buildings on a foundation, and can move from place to place, a fact not lost on corporate marketers who have jumped on the tiny house bandwagon as well. SPAM, NESTEA, Google, State Farm and Taste of Home all have used them within the past six months.

Are you an innovator looking for a fresh way to market your business and get work done? Consider a custom, branded ‘tiny house on wheels’ for business use.

MOBILE OFFICES

Put the ‘mobile’ back into ‘mobile office’. No building permit or expensive lease required. With off-grid power, your business on wheels is perfect for travelling to your clients’ home or office, construction sites, or office complexes.

CORPORATE MARKETING UNITS

Stand out from the crowd and delight your customers with a one of a kind ‘tiny house’ travel trailer that conveys your brand better than an Airstream, boxy shipping container, or standard food truck ever could. We integrate your brand, creating an emotional experience that connects you with your customers.

With off-grid power, your businesses on wheels is perfect for travelling to special events, fairs, exhibits, or trade shows.

USES

Shops

Store Window Displays

Personal Offices

Recruitment Offices for Job / College Fairs

New Accounts Offices for Banks

Art Galleries

​Art Installations

Wine Tasting Rooms & Bars

Beauty Salons

​Fitness Studios

Massage Studios

Yoga & Meditation Studios

Art & Design Studios

Photography Studios

Construction Trailers

Non-Profit Outreach

Church & Spiritual Center Outreach Offices

​Doctor’s & Dental Offices

​Meeting Rooms

Adjunct Spaces for Events

3-Dimensional Sculptural Billboards

Eco-Resorts & Nature Retreats

Visit us at:  http://www.zendentinyom.com/businesses-on-wheels or email us at: info@zendentinyom.com