How much can you earn from your garden room?

Whether you are looking to earn extra income or simply want to share your beautiful space with others, renting out your garden room for short stay lets can be a rewarding and enjoyable experience.

Amidst a cost-of-living crisis, people are increasingly searching for alternative ways of generating income. Renting out your garden room can be a great way to make some additional cash.

Our new study has revealed exactly how much you can earn from renting out your garden room on Airbnb in your area and in which counties you can expect to earn the most.

We analysed Airbnb data across the UK, finding that Suffolk is the English county where you can earn the most on Airbnb, with an average earning of £96 per night, or £672 per week. This was followed by the City of London (£95 per night) and Rutland in the East Midlands (£87 per night).

Across England, on average, people could expect to earn £338 per week by renting out their garden room.

The top 20 counties in England where you can earn the most from Airbnb:

Ranking

County

Average earning per night

Average earning per week

1

Suffolk

£96

£672

2

City of London

£95

£665

3

Rutland

£87

£609

4

Cornwall

£67

£469

5

Greater London

£66

£462

6

Cumbria

£63

£441

7

Derbyshire

£62

£434

8

Isle Of Wight

£58

£406

9

Herefordshire

£57

£399

10

North Yorkshire

£57

£399

11

Surrey

£55

£385

12

Dorset

£55

£385

13

East Sussex

£55

£385

14

West Sussex

£54

£378

15

Wiltshire

£53

£371

16

Oxfordshire

£49

£343

17

Devon

£49

£343

18

Somerset

£48

£336

19

Hampshire

£48

£336

20

Essex

£48

£336

How much you can earn in Scotland

Across the border in Scotland, the rugged region of the Scottish Highlands was the county where you can expect to earn the most by renting out your garden room, with an average earning of £77 per night. This was followed by Argyll and Bute (£73 per night) and East Lothian (£69 per night).

Across Scotland, on average, people could expect to earn £349 per week by renting out their garden room.

The top 10 counties in Scotland where you can earn the most:

Ranking

County

Average earning per night

Average earning per week

1

Highlands

£77

£539

2

Argyll and Bute

£73

£511

3

East Lothian

£69

£483

4

Shetland

£66

£462

5

Angus

£66

£462

6

Edinburgh city

£64

£448

7

West Dunbartonshire

£62

£434

8

Perth and Kinross

£60

£420

9

Scottish Borders

£60

£420

10

Orkney

£57

£399

How much you can earn in Wales

In Wales, the northern county of Gwynedd was the area where you can expect to fetch the most money from renting out your room with an average earning of £63 per night. The counties of Ceredigion and Pembrokeshire followed, both with an average earning of £60 per night.

Across Wales, on average, people could expect to earn £332 per week by renting out their garden room.

Top 10 counties in Wales where you can earn the most:

Ranking

County

Average earning per night

Average earning per week

1

Gwynedd

£63

£441

2

Ceredigion

£60

£420

3

Pembrokeshire

£60

£420

4

Denbighshire

£59

£413

5

Powys

£59

£413

6

Cardiff

£53

£371

7

Vale of Glamorgan

£53

£371

8

Carmarthenshire

£52

£364

9

Wrexham

£49

£343

10

Anglesey

£48

£336

How much you can earn in Northern Ireland

Residents of Down in Northern Ireland could earn the most money from renting out their room on Airbnb, compared to other counties in the country. With an average earning of £60 a night, or £420 a week.

Across Ireland, on average, people could expect to earn £342 per week by renting out their garden room.

Top 5 counties in Northern Ireland where you can earn the most from Airbnb:

Ranking

County

Average earning per night

Average earning per week

1

Down

£60

£420

2

Fermanagh

£54

£378

3

Armagh

£46

£322

4

Antrim

£44

£308

5

Londonderry

£40

£280

Do you need planning permission for a garden room?

If you’re not planning on using your garden room for overnight stays or to live and sleep in, in most cases, a garden room or building will not require planning permission as long as it adheres to building regulations and permitted development guidelines.

However, for those looking to rent their garden room, appropriate planning permission will be needed. And the garden room must meet building regulations. More information, including how to apply for planning permission for overnight stays can be found here.

How to prepare your garden room for short let stays

Once you’ve ensured that you have the right permissions, there are several things you can do to help to guarantee that your space is ready for guests:

  1. Ensure you have an insulated garden room if you’re looking to rent out your garden room during the winter months.
  2. Keep your space clean and well-maintained, and make sure to address any maintenance issues quickly.
  3. Connect electricity to your garden room so that you can offer amenities such as Wi-Fi or a TV.
  4. If you want to offer a separate bathroom for guests, considering installing a toilet and shower in your garden room.
  5. Create a listing on Airbnb by taking high-quality photos of your space and writing a detailed and engaging description of your garden room. Try to highlight its unique features and amenities.
  6. Include information about the surrounding area and local attractions to give guests a sense of the area.
  7. Be responsive to inquiries and questions from potential guests, and make sure to follow up with them promptly.

With a bit of preparation and attention to detail, your garden room can make a tremendous short stay rental. To look at our range of bespoke garden rooms, please visit: https://www.crownpavilions.com/blog/sleeping-and-living-in-garden-room/

Luke Dejahang

CEO & Co-founder

Email: luke@crownpavilions.com

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