Jump to content

An inner city bed and breakfast
Have you done it?


  • Please log in to reply
4 replies to this topic

#1 Feral Lemur

Posted 03 December 2012 - 09:02 AM

I am toying with opening a B and B in inner Melbourne.  Would this be an act of madness?  Have you done it?  What surprised you about runnibg a B and B or things you felt completely unprepared for?

I plan to do a course (although have little idea which of the many courses is appropriate) to get my head around the whole thing but would love any experience from those who have lived it.  



#2 Feral Lemur

Posted 04 December 2012 - 04:13 PM

Bump!

Edited by amoral lemur, 04 December 2012 - 04:14 PM.


#3 Charlies Angel

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:07 PM

There's a few hints in this article

Could be a good option, but there is certainly plenty to think through first.

#4 Tecopa

Posted 04 December 2012 - 05:18 PM

I have a few guesthouses and I learned early I hate preparing food for guests so my place is now Make Your Own Breakfast. Also - I got sick of sharing my space so mostly now live alone in my own house and have dedicated guesthouses down the road....it's hard living where you work etc.

#5 Feral Lemur

Posted 06 December 2012 - 09:50 PM

So far the two hiccups I think are needing an ensuite for each bedroom and how to be available for guests, especially on arrival, without always having my life on hold.

And I doubt I would be physically up to doing all the work and having help might remove all the profit.  Ummm  Perhaps a fully furnished house wmight work better.




0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users

 
  • winter-school-holiday-guide

    School holiday guide

    Here is what's on around Australia in your state. From ice skating to music theatre classes there is something to suit every child and every budget.

  • quotes-320

    Wise words from kids movies

    The movies we watched as kids had a lot more to offer than just entertainment. Here's ten wise quotes from kids movies.

  • ek-toysales-thumb

    Best buys of the 2014 toy sales

    We have rounded up some of the best from this year's half yearly toy sales from the big stores around Australia.

  • yoda

    31 iconic family films from the 1980s

    If you grew up in the 1980s there will be a number of films that are close to your heart. Here are 31 of the most iconic for you to watch with your own kids.

  • cruella

    10 live-action remakes of famous animations

    After the success of "Maleficent" at the box office Disney is opening their vault to re-work the classics into live-action movies, and a number of other film studios are following suit. Here are ten live-action remakes to look forward to.

 
Advertisement
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
 
Advertisement
 
 
Essential Baby and Essential Kids is the place to find parenting information and parenting support relating to conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids, maternity, family budgeting, family travel, nutrition and wellbeing, family entertainment, kids entertainment, tips for the family home, child-friendly recipes and parenting. Try our pregnancy due date calculator to determine your due date, or our ovulation calculator to predict ovulation and your fertile period. Our pregnancy week by week guide shows your baby's stages of development. Access our very active mum's discussion groups in the Essential Baby forums or the Essential Kids forums to talk to mums about conception, pregnancy, birth, babies, toddlers, kids and parenting lifestyle. Essential Baby also offers a baby names database of more than 22,000 baby names, popular baby names, boys' names, girls' names and baby names advice in our baby names forum. Essential Kids features a range of free printable worksheets for kids from preschool years through to primary school years. For the latest baby clothes, maternity clothes, maternity accessories, toddler products, kids toys and kids clothing, breastfeeding and other parenting resources, check out Essential Baby and Essential Kids.