Award-winning hosts, Kathy Hansen and Louise Haasjes, talk about getting started and running their successful B&Bs.
Katharine (Kathy) Hansen is a writer, educator, and a 5-star Airbnb SuperHost. She is author/co-author of 9 books on career and college topics. Kathy lives on a 40-acre farm in Kettle Falls, WA, with dogs, goats, a pony, and chickens.
When Kathy isn’t teaching online or running her Airbnb business, she enjoys bicycling near the Columbia River and taking nature photographs, and engaging in crafts, such as re-purposed furniture and unusual wall-hangings. She is also very active in the Toastmasters organization.
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We gave up our full time jobs in the UK to embark on an exhilarating new chapter: life in the Italian countryside and the restoration of an old abandoned farmhouse. We decided to do most of the work ourselves to really connect with the property, the landscape and the people. We have endured all that the elements and mountains could throw at us in exchange for an amazing, fulfilling experience and a lovely new home and believe that we have created a comfortable, sympathetically renovated home. The outstanding views came free…