Throughout the years, hosting has become popular among people, because it is not only an easy way of making money but and also a pleasing one.
More and more teenagers are choosing to rent a house with other peers or to stay with the host in order to pay less money on accommodation. They want to study in other countries or in other cities and not everyone’s family has the possibility to financially sustain their child. Being so determined to make a name for themselves and build a bright future, they opt for this solution and find it both economic and interesting. Of course, they are also looking for a friendly host with whom they may speak or spend time, in order to forget a little about their sadness.
When searching for a house to rent, teenagers especially look for a familiar environment so as to feel like home. The hosts should be friendly, welcoming and ready to take the place of all members of the family. Whether they stay in the same place with the guests or not, hosts should take care of tenants and provide them with everything they might need. If their host is outspoken and caring, adolescents won’t feel the lack of family so much and would enjoy more the student life.
When it comes to the aspect of the house or the apartment that is to be rent, it should have at least the minimum conditions and be as pleasant as one’s native house. The place should have central heating, electrical current, hot water, connection to the Internet and the minimal furniture. A perfect place would be a house with big windows so as the light could enter and warm the rooms and with the walls painted in bright colors such as light yellow, blue, lilac or pale pink. It is said that the brighter the walls are, the happier the person will be. As some studies have proved, a person who stays in a dark-painted room is more prone to be pessimistic and negative, which leads to a low level of productivity. Whereas a person who is surrounded by bright colors might have a positive attitude and a more optimistic outlook on life, doing their daily tasks with a great dose of excitement and increasing in this way their productivity. Just think for a moment – would you like to wake up in a room with red walls or in a light yellow-painted one? We both know that the second option is everyone’s cup of tea.
Thinking about people who want to have a getaway at the mountains or to the seaside for a couple of days and are looking for a house to rent – they wish it be near the sea or in the centre of the station, have the minimum conditions and be pleasing to the eye. Most of the people would even search for a place like this at an advantageous price, because reading between the lines, they do not afford staying at a hotel. The friendly the hosts are, the more guests they will have, because everyone is searching for people to whom they can speak and maybe spend some quality time. Nothing is better that having a cup of coffee with new people, talking shops and maybe making life-lasting friendships.
If hosts are irascible, nervous, unpleasant and don’t know how to deal with people, of course they will have less tenants. Even though it might be cheaper, no one would like to see each and every day a grumpy man or woman and hear them commenting on everything they do. From my experience I can tell you that is a very stressing situation. Few years ago, I went with my mother to the seaside and we chose to stay in an apartment with an old lady. At first, she seemed very sweet and kind, but immediately after we have paid, she started commenting on our every move – ‘why are you coming home so late?’, ‘why are you having such a long bath?’, ‘lower the TV volume’, ‘I can’t hear the radio if you are strolling through the house’ and so on and so forth. Luckily, we stayed only three days, but they were the worse days of my life. I swore I wouldn’t do the same mistake to choose a cheaper place again. Although I’ll have to pay some extra money, but at least I will be sure it will be a happy stay.
Yet, do not understand me wrong – money has no connection to the hosts’ personality; I was strictly talking about the option where they don’t stay in the same house with you. Whether the hosts are friendly or grumpy persons is dependable on their past, their actions, their life and the obstacles they had to pass, but above all it depends on their outlook on life. However, it doesn’t matter the true character of a person as long as they have the ability to get along with those around them.
To sum up, a host should know how to talk, how to act and how to treat the people that are staying in their house. I believe this is the greatest strength of a host, because when are intelligently talked to, people can be very easily manipulated. Yet, the host’s attitude is not the only thing tenants are guiding on. The house should also be warming, crystal clean, enlightened by the sun’s rays, proving them with a peaceful atmosphere and with intimacy.