10 Reasons Being an AirBnB Host is a Dream Job

In May of this year, I walked away from the comfort of a consistent paycheck and corporate sponsored benefits and transitioned to the world of self-employment. Getting out of the comfort zone is not easy; it is so easy to succumb to complacency! But I just didn’t feel like myself anymore so I decided to cut ties with the corporate world.

When I started to run my own AirBnB and manage my own business I realized that I had found my calling. So, for those of you who have always wondered what it’s like to manage The Cozy Blue Cottage AirBnB listing, here are 10 of the reasons why being an AirBnB host is a dream job.

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1) You get to know people from all different backgrounds. I’ve had guests stay at the cottage for all sorts of reasons. Many guests come to celebrate anniversaries or Continue reading “10 Reasons Being an AirBnB Host is a Dream Job”

Creativity in the Details

Today we’re going to talk about something that most of you probably won’t be interested in – WiFi network names!

Pretty bland and generic, right? I disagree – but hear me out before you make up your mind!

Believe it or not, the Cozy Blue Cottage has great internet connection. Many business travelers especially appreciate this when they are on the road working and vacationing guests can spend the day curled up by the fireplace watching movies in cooler weather.

When the Cozy Blue Cottage was first started, I saw an opportunity to carry the personality of the cottage throughout the entire dwelling. From big pieces such as dressers and sofas to small details such as Continue reading “Creativity in the Details”

E Morte Vita

Summer is peak lake season. As the sun thaws the frozen Northern Indiana landscape in late Spring, you can feel the palpable energy in the air as the North Webster area comes back to life. Northerners only get a few months of endless warmth until Autumn starts making an appearance in September.

This last week, we’ve seen sweltering temperatures during the day, but at night, that’s when you can smell it – Autumn is finally here. For many people, Autumn signals the death of summer; it is the end of hot days and warm nights (the kind of nights where the sun doesn’t go down until well after 9 PM.

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However, I am not Continue reading “E Morte Vita”

Overlooking the pond in Tri County Nature Preserve

The Journey Begins

I was ready for an escape.

I felt pent up in the city and I needed to get back to my roots. The drive took over an hour as I wound through corn fields and forests.

You don’t take time in the city to slow down. Go. Go. Go. Hustle harder.

But for the first time in a long time, I didn’t feel like I needed to hurry. As I delved deeper into Tri County Nature Preserve, I slowed my car down and rolled down the windows.

The road winds through the nature preserve

This. This is what I had been looking for. You can’t describe the feeling. Have you ever traveled to a place that is completely foreign, yet Continue reading “The Journey Begins”