Numbers don’t lie — San Jose simply isn’t among the most affordable places to live in the US. But for some apartment dwellers, there’s a new way to offset the high cost of living.
Airbnb recently launched a new program called Airbnb-friendly apartments, allowing certain renters in San Jose (and ~30 other cities) the ability to become part-time hosts. This is available to those living in participating apartment buildings: Exhibit at J Town Apartments, Avana San Jose, and Almaden Lake Village.
Some notes to keep in mind:
- 90 nights/year is the average amount a building will allow you to Airbnb your place.
- You set your own pricing, but it varies from building to building if the owners choose to deduct a share of your earnings.
- You can get an estimate of what you’ll make in a month by customizing your stay on Airbnb’s website.