Melbourne: Community, spontaneity and income
Sept. 20 2020
by Saverio

Melbourne: Community, spontaneity and income

Peter is a Melbourne-based actor and the co-creator of an LGBT-themed webseries, Friendly. He also hosts on misterb&b, and here he shares his experience with us. Helping others to explore and discover your hometown feels just right: you’re allowing someone to have a safe and authentic travel experience.


What does hosting for the gay community mean to you and why did you become a host?

Knowing you have an extra income is nice and I feel safer and at ease hosting queers from across the globe.

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Tell us about interesting people you have met through misterb&b.

I guess everyone’s been interesting in their own unique way. An Indian dentist from New Zealand was staying with me while securing a job in the city. He was attending job interviews everyday and I got pretty swept up in his circumstances. Every guest is a special little snowflake in their own way. I’ve not yet encountered a guest who hasn’t been interesting.


In your opinion what attracts guests to your city?

Melbourne is the Arts & Food capital of Australia, and is often branded “the Europe of Australia”.

© IG/visitmelbourne


Your best memory of a guest?

My very first guest was such a sweetheart, his experience of the city was really exciting and I felt so involved it almost felt as if I was rediscovering it. It felt good to help him have the best experience.


Do you feel more involved with the LGBT community since you started hosting?

I guess I kind of do. Global community kind of vibes, you feel part of a larger group, you do whatever is in your power to contribute to a cause. Even if that’s renting your spare room: you’re allowing someone to have a safe and authentic travel experience and better connect with the global gay community. 

© IG/visitmelbourne  


How has hosting impacted your life?

It has impacted my life in a positive way for sure. It has given me the chance to connect with some lovely people and it has also improved my bank balance!


Give us 3 reasons why you recommend hosting on misterb&b: 

Community, spontaneity and money.


Why should a guest stay with you?

Location, location, location. My apartment is super central, it’s right in the middle of Melbourne and is a really fantastic place for travelers to base themselves while exploring the city. My spare room is also super lush and cosy.


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