In 2006 I had just moved into my house and then suffered a personal trauma. I really wanted to escape overseas but didn’t have the money. I started investigating this “holiday rentals” thing and, as they say, the rest is history! And would you believe that my first guest was the BBC, who rented the house to accommodate, and film, a family who were looking to relocate to Australia?
I had worked for many a year in the corporate world trudging in with the rest of the herd, to and from an office everyday in the Monday to Friday, 9-5 monotony, locked in a box. I used to stare at people sitting in cars at traffic lights as I crossed the road to buy lunch, and dream of sitting in one of those cars, and driving away from the city!
I then worked in industries where everyday is a work day (cooking in a restaurant, cinemas, and my very own biscuit business) and found this much more enjoyable than wishing the week away just to be able to sleep in and to enjoy those two short days called a weekend. Spreading out my work over 7 days was a much more satisfying way to live life.
I am now very much a part of the short term rental industry, having designed and built a new global platform helping guests find their ideal holiday rental, I am co-founder of a global Short Term Rental Online Network and also co-founder of the "Holiday for a Hero" initiative, offering the Australia bushfire fighters a free holiday for their tireless bravery.
Helping guests find, book and enjoy their stay, anywhere in the world, is my passion.