Extra Space; Extra Cash

Now that the earth has officially hit 7 billion in population, living space is increasingly at a premium; no one wants to live in the middle of the jungle where there are no prospects or creature comforts. Anyone who has had the privilege of buying or inheriting more land or space than the usual walk-up in a city is very lucky because more space means more money. Here are just a few ways that you can earn a bit extra if you have a bedroom or two to spare.

This is one of the biggest money spinners for people with an extra house or even an extra room in their house. Most tourists and traveller these days come from the back-pack toting, purse conscious middle classes, and they are all about budget travel. If you and your friends live in long term rental Phuket at Rental for the Holidays close to tourist hotspot cities, there is a good chance that you can list your room or even your couch – called couch-surfing – on a website that will lead these tourists to you. You will have to do some digging to see whether or not these websites are reputable, but if they are, it’s a great way to meet new people and earn money off of something that is just lying there. Same goes for a house.

Small start-ups cannot afford big office space, especially not at the prices that city realtors quote so most of them squirrel away in their garages or a friend’s place. If they had to get a place however, they would usually go for apartment for rent in Pattaya because they charge less than office space and yet can be converted into an office with a few screens and paint. Some cities have laws against this so be smart and check up on it first, but most cities allow companies earning less than a certain amount to use space where they find it. You can easily market your place to a company and move to a share flat because you will earn more from them than you pay in taxes for a premium property.

This is more for the bozo with the big house or the quaint décor; you can let out your place as a prime location for photo shoots. There are photographers who would kill for some greenery in the middle of a hot and dusty city, especially if there is cool air conditioning close by. Don’t forget, although most cities have centrally located parks in them, most require a license to film or shoot anything. Instead, if you have a garden, interesting furniture and rooms that you can convert into attractive backdrops with the help of a builder, invest a bit in it and then list your place in a model website, or talk to a photographer you know.