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    How to define what kind of space you’re hosting

    Use these definitions to make your selection. You can always update this later.
    By Airbnb on May 5, 2021
    1 min read
    Updated Aug 16, 2021

    There are two steps to selecting the type of place you're listing. Choosing your property type is the first step.

    In this step, you’ll select your property type (for example, “House”). In the next step, you'll drill down to further define your space. (For example, your house could be a “Bungalow” or “Tiny house.”)

    These steps are all about setting guest expectations. By indicating what type of place you’re hosting, guests who are looking for a certain kind of stay can more easily find yours.

    This is how Airbnb defines each property type:

    Typically located in multi-unit buildings where other people live.

    Standalone structures that may share outdoor areas or walls, like duplexes or semi-attached houses.

    Secondary unit
    Usually on a shared property with a private entrance, such as guesthouses and guest suites.

    Unique space
    Interesting or unconventional structures, such as treehouses, yurts, and farm stays.

    Bed and breakfast
    Professional hospitality businesses that offer breakfast for guests.

    Boutique hotel
    Professional hospitality businesses with a unique style or theme.

    Some spaces fit into more than one category. For instance, you could describe a backyard guest house as either a “Secondary unit” or a “Unique space” if it also happens to be a tiny house. Just pick the one that seems the most accurate and specific.

    And remember, this decision is not set in stone—you can always update this after you publish your listing.

    May 5, 2021
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