We knew that a small rump of Airbnb hosts were making more than just a little pin money. Now we have some data on exactly how many of these individuals there are and how they are doing it.
Analysis published by consultancy LearnAirbnb claim that at least 75 U.S. hosts on the Internet home-sharing service are grossing more than $1 million in rental income a year. That’s $2,739 a day or $19, 230 a week.
The numbers are contained in LearnAirbnb’s first annual home sharing market report, using data provided by its partner, price-setting service Everbooked.
The 119-page report is based on data from nearly seven million bookings from more than 430,000 Airbnb listings and 257,000 hosts across more than 200 cities in the 12 months to October, 2015 - representing about one-fifth of the two million listings that Airbnb says it has it the U.S.
In addition, the pollsters conducted an attitudinal survey to gain perspective into the state of the Airbnb hosting industry, receiving 1,312 responses from 83 countries.