Oh the wishing and the washing that has occurred over the past seven months since my last post!
In a nutshell, it goes something like this:
- New Airbnb rules or not, we are going to at least try turning the cottages into an Airbnb and see how it goes.
- Three units, not four – one of which will be a rental unit.
- Work starts…now.
After qualifying for a home improvement loan through our local bank, which we will be signing on later in the week, we now have the funds to complete work on Cottage West and also see that the brickwork is fixed on Cottage East, along with new siding and windows installed by March or April at the latest.
We are currently gathering bids from contractors. By mid-summer, we should have Cottage West open and ready for occupancy. I hope to see Cottage East finished sometime in 2020, possibly later.
Cottage West will have just the one unit, the main floor and the attic above, available for guests. Once we finish out the main level and upstairs of Cottage East, I hope to install a basement apartment in that house as well, giving my dad the autonomy and modicum of independent living he is hoping for. He misses his independence, and I miss having a second bathroom and my front parlor!
We are still working on some issues with the Airstream and hope to have that available within the next month or two for rent through Airbnb. Stay tuned, I hope to post updates soon!