If you’re looking to make some extra cash this summer and live in a rural area, you may want to consider renting out a room or your entire home.  According to Airbnb, many travelers are looking to escape major metropolitan areas for peaceful country life.

Earlier this week Airbnb released a report showing how much their rural hosts earned in 2021.  The numbers can be quite surprising.  Last year hosts in rural areas across the country earned over $3.5 billion in 2021.  Since the pandemic began in March of 2020, more than 8,000 towns across the country received their first ever Airbnb booking.  The company believes that since more people working remotely, they can leave their homes for longer periods.

Last year, rural Airbnb hosts in Texas earned a total of $116 million.  Many counties that are pretty sparsely populated saw their influx of tourists and raked in millions of dollars.  Gillespie County, which according to the 2020 US Census only has a population of 26,000 was the top earner.  Airbnb hosts in Gillespie County earned around $40 million in 2021.  Our neighbors to the north made some decent cash as well.  Last year, rural hosts in Oklahoma made around $44 million.

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When you book a reservation on Airbnb, you can select what type of dwelling you want to book your stay in.  Currently, farms are the fourth largest category on the site with over 100,000 listings.  According to Airbnb, farm stays doubled in the first quarter of 2022, compared to the first quarter of 2019.  Farmers across the country have been able to use Airbnb to make some extra money, to reinvest back into their property.

You can read the full study, and see how much money Airbnb hosts in rural areas earned by clicking here.

Stay In A Safari Tent In The Texas Hill Country

If your looking for a romantic getaway, or just want to unplug for a weekend, this Airbnb rental is the perfect place to relax and unwind. For only $135 a night you can enjoy the great outdoors, and sleep under the stars. You can book this property yourself by clicking here.

Relax And Unwind At This Quiet Texas Treehouse

You can book this peaceful countryside treehouse on Air-Bnb for either a weekend trip or a romantic getaway. If you’re interested in reserving this treehouse, then you can do so by clicking here.

Book A Stay At This Medieval Castle In Texas

You can take a trip back to the medieval age without ever leaving the Lone Star State, and book a stay at the Castle At Lake Livingston Village on Air-Bnb. You can book a reservation at this Texas castle on their Air-Bnb page by clicking here.