Located in Lutsen, Minnesota is Ham’s Haus; a shipping container cabin along Lake Superior’s north shore. Unique stays are on the rise, and this home is one to see. Shopping from brands such as West Elm, HostGPO members Jenner and Claire have crafted a contemporary home with warm touches to keep guests in touch with the stunning nature surrounding them.
How many years have you been in the short term rental industry and how did you get started?
We’re brand new to the short term rental industry. We’ve been travelers for quite some time, and have been diving into podcasts about hosting/investing for the last few years. About 1.5 years ago we started the process of building our first rental unit, which is just now up and running!
What do you find most rewarding about your career?
The opportunity to have more freedom in our lifestyles, to meet so many other like-minded people, and to give guests a really enjoyable experience!
What is your favorite rental property you have and why do you love it?
We promise it’s not only our favorite because it’s our only one! Ham’s Haus Lutsen has a special place in our hearts. It’s named after our first dog, Hamilton, and is just as unique as he is! A fully finished home converted from four shipping containers.
What’s the craziest story you have from hosting?
We aren’t far into our rental journey, however the whole process of making the logistics of a home like this work in our location has been pretty crazy.
What’s one “pro-tip” you’d be willing to pass on to the community?
You can never have too many statement pieces 😂
What’s the most recent item that you can remember that you’ve ordered from HostGPO?
Our favorite item ordered from HostGPO is our gorgeous West Elm sectional.
What would you tell others about whether to join HostGPO?
We’ve found the deals, relationships with partner brands, and community of HostGPO to be invaluable and would recommend it to STR hosts in any situation!
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