30 March 2015

Garden Decorating Ideas on a Budget for Easter

If you managed to get your spring bulb planting done in time, you are probably now looking forward to reaping your colorful rewards over Easter, but for gardeners who haven’t got a pretty springtime display in place, there are some gardening decorating ideas for Easter that won’t cost the earth.

03 December 2014

Quirky Christmas Decoration Ideas

Thanks to the fun and wacky world of Pinterest, here are some unusual and quirky ideas for decorating your home for Christmas this year.

05 November 2014

Treehouses: The Latest Holiday Rental Trend

People usually associate treehouses with play dens for children.  However, people with land to spare are discovering that they make highly profitable holiday homes.

A recent article by the Telegraph stated that adding a treehouse to your property could raise its value and quoted a couple who had built two treehouses on their land to rent out to holiday makers.  

23 April 2014

How to Build a Fire Pit in Your Outdoor Space

It is a great thing to be able to relax outdoors in front of a real fire (especially in the colder months!), and with a fire pit you have a safe and easy way to do so.  Fire pits are perfect for relaxing in the evenings, having friends over and enjoying the outdoors when the weather gets a little chilly.

20 March 2014

Do You Live Alone Or Have A Spare Room?

If you have a spare room to share, you might consider renting it out; or if you live alone, you might think about renting out your whole flat while away.  You can turn a pretty profit off your extra space or absence.

In the UK, you’re even allowed to earn up to £4,250 of tax-free income in this manner.

10 February 2014

Ways to Make Your Home Greener

There are loads of ways to improve energy efficiency, decrease energy use and make your home greener, and many of them are simple and cheap. 

This guide explores low cost / no cost methods, as well as investment ideas.

07 January 2014

How to Promote Your Holiday Rental

You’ve put a lot of effort into creating a cosy and comfortable home away from home for travellers, but the hard part is just starting - ensuring that your holiday rental gets booked.

Here are a few useful ideas on how to promote your vacation property.

03 September 2013

Rent your UK holiday home in winter

It’s not unusual for holiday homes in the UK to be left empty for months at a time during winter. But in leaving them dormant, the owners aren’t just leaving themselves potentially out of pocket, they could be inviting serious damage to the house. Apart from all the minor wear and tear that comes with a house being lived in, having people there's a whole lot better for the house and for you. 

20 August 2013

Unique holiday home rentals

Sometimes when you’re booking a holiday home you’re looking for something a little bit special. A place that will stand out in your holiday photos and remain in your memory. From barns that balance like a seesaw to gypsy caravans and 1970s disco pads, here are four of the best.

08 August 2013

Baby Boomers buying in Spain and Greece

The holiday home market is riding high on the back of baby boomers according to a new report. Confidence is higher than it was even before the financial crisis, with 38% of baby boomers considering buying a holiday property and 10% intending to buy abroad.