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This Guy Became An Airbnb Host And Then Travelled All Over The World For Next To Nothing

Jugaad of the century.

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This is Mumbai-based PR professional Sachin Bhandary. A little over a year ago, he left his home to travel the world.

Bhandary travelled to multiple countries, living and experiencing the cultures of Colombia, Brazil, Thailand, Peru, Ecuador, and Sri Lanka.

Sachin Bhandary

Bhandary financed his trip almost entirely by putting up his home on Airbnb.

Sachin Bhandary

He registered his own house in Mumbai and began taking in guests before his trip.

"You can decide to host guests after having a thorough conversation with them. That is what I did for the first few months," Bhandary explained.
Sachin Bhandary

"You can decide to host guests after having a thorough conversation with them. That is what I did for the first few months," Bhandary explained.

He had help. "My mother was the host," he said. "In the first five months of this year, we managed to earn more than ₹1,20,000."

Sachin Bhandary

"In La Paz (Bolivia) I lived on the first floor of a chic restaurant with the owner and the cooking staff. We would all do shots, and go out in the city and party almost every night," he said.

Sachin Bhandary

Having hosted people from the U.S., China, and Mexico, among other countries, he had contacts in several of the cities he travelled to.

Sachin Bhandary
Sachin Bhandary

"I just want people to know that they can create an almost passive income, and chase some of their dreams at the same time," Bhandary told BuzzFeed.

Sachin Bhandary

You can follow Bhandary's travel exploits on Instagram, Facebook or through his blog.

Sachin Bhandary