I am brand new to this forum, so glad to have found this community!
I am looking at the possibility of purchasing a retro trailer and fixing it up to airBnB on my property. Here are the details: Me and my partner own our house (SFH) outright (no mortgage) and live in it (with roommates). We have a large yard with gardens and chickens. We have a semi isolated corner under a tree we have thought about parking a camper in for guests. We live in downtown Fort Collins, Colorado which is a quickly growing area with a large (and seemingly growing) tourism industry built largely around the many micro and craft breweries (New Belgium started here as well as many others) as well as being close to the mountains (climbing, rafting, hiking, etc.). We are a less than 5 min bike ride from many of the breweries and want to provide a couple of cruiser bikes and a map of recommended breweries and food spots for guests to tour.
We are looking at doing something like this camper in Austin: https://www.airbnb.com/rooms/14213692?guests=2&adults=2
We have found a 1971 camper for sale locally that has no water damage and is in good working order (with chemical toilet) but would need to be "all pinterested" out and painted. I am thinking of offering $5000 dollars if I decide it is a worthwhile investment.
I have carpentry and some plumbing and electrical experience and would do most or all of the work myself.
We have also considered living in it and renting the rest of the house during the slow/colder months.
I would love any feedback if people have experience with this sort of thing or have any opinions on this as an investment.
Thanks so much!