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If you have been inspired by the phenomenal success of companies such as Airbnb but don’t have a spare room to rent out, why not considering investing in a steel build and design a spacious, stylish and rentable space that will be paying its way for years to come.

With the cost of travelling abroad becoming increasingly expensive, many people are choosing a weekend getaway a little closer to home. Even some of the more reasonably priced hotels can cost up to $100 per night so savvy travellers are spending more time looking for the best deals, making massive savings they can then put towards nights out in the area of the rentable.

Sizing up the task

If you have an ample garden, why not put it to good use and purchase a steel build? These amazing prefab buildings come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes and colours perfect for any outdoor space.

These buildings are easy to assemble and do not require you to hire an architect or project manager, though for some larger models you may want to get friends and family to help out.

If you think that you would simply be constructing an oversized shed in your backyard then you would be wrong. These customisable spaces can be turned into the most comfortable and roomy guest houses that include windows and even space for an indoor fire if the climate is cold. Additionally, if you want to calculate your profit, we recommend using the Airbnb profit calculator. Get your numbers down fair and quickly so you can know what to expect from your property.

Become a designer

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Once you have planned your new build around the available space and constructed it now is the time to get creative with the interiors. One of the great things about steel builds is that they are multi-purpose.

Why not construct a mezzanine level and make a cosy bedroom separate from the living space? One of this year’s biggest trends has been the industrial-chic look and this would fit in perfectly with the mechanical feel of a steel build. This trend is all about raw, exposed materials and sleek and sophisticated metal with steel accents.

Get the look 

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The key to this look is mixing a variety of textures and neutral colours. The steel-grey of the wall is the perfect canvas for layering with black shelving units and low-hanging exposed light bulbs for that factory-feel.

The furniture doesn’t have to be brand new, this trend is all about an imperfect finish, so why not upcycle some of your old unwanted items and repurpose them for this space. Add some floor-length mirrors to create the illusion of more space if your build is of a smaller scale and add neutral fabrics for the sofa and the bed to continue the theme.

A steel build is a great way to invest in a new source of revenue and if done right, it can leave your chic space in serious demand. Sites like Airbnb can take care of the booking for you, meaning you can upload the dates the property is available and they do the rest – easy!