How to Rent Your Home for Photoshoots (2024)

Rent your home for photoshoots the effortless way by partnering with Peerspace. We look forward to helping you get started! Let’s say you’ve got a picture-perfect home with plenty of gorgeous natural light that you’ve spent lots of time, energy, and perhaps even money on. First off, great job — you should be proud of the special space you’ve created.

Now you may want to rent out your home to not only share it with others but to make some extra money in the process. One way you might want to do that is by renting your beautiful home out for photoshoots. This way, professionals can use your home as the backdrop for portraits, commercial campaigns, and more. Great! But if you’re still wondering how to rent your home out for photoshoots, Peerspace can help.

Read on to find out what the best options are for this type of short-term rental for creative purposes. And explore some examples by homeowners who have rented out their own homes for photoshoots. 

Peerspace is the most effective way to rent your home for photoshoots

A photogenic backyard with a model during a photoshoot
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What is the best way to rent your home out for photoshoots? Peerspace is the internet’s most extensive marketplace for hourly rental spaces. By listing your home on our platform, you can attract the type of renters you want while earning passive income.

Peerspace is the platform that connects renters with home rentals as well as more distinctive space rentals, like art galleries, dance studios, cafes, warehouses, lofts, and so much more. If you can imagine it, it’s probably available for rent on Peerspace.

Photographers and other creative types browse Peerspace to find unique spaces that suit their projects, be it a photoshoot, a meeting, a film shoot, or an event. Our hosts are in cities and towns across the globe, so there is no location too small or too large to impede creativity.

While there are lots of homes available to rent for photoshoots on Peerspace, your home is unique. We can tell you for certain that lots of photographers out there are sure to appreciate the distinctive features your space has to offer.

Next, we explain how Peerspace may be the best place to list your home and share how to make your listing stand out.

Want to see your house up on the big screen? Then check out how to rent your home for movies, too!

Renting by the hour as an alternative to lodging

A modern and airy living room space
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Lots of people rent out their homes via platforms like Airbnb for overnight stays. However, this typically means you have to host guests for extended periods (at least one overnight) in your home with you, or else you have to vacate your home to allow guests to stay there. This may not be convenient or even possible for you.

This is why the alternative to rent your home for photoshoots might be more appealing. You can rent your home for a photoshoot for just several hours, making potentially several hundred dollars along the way. All without having guests stay there for a day or so. Plus, you can set a minimum number of hours for the rental. For example, you can require guests to book your space for at least two hours.

But how, you ask?

That’s what we offer you at Peerspace. Next, we detail the steps to take to make your home your metro’s newest must-book creative hot spot.

How to rent your home for photoshoots on Peerspace

An adobe-style home
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Becoming a Peerspace host and adding your home to the list of spaces available for rent via Peerspace is a total breeze. First, create a Peerspace account and a listing for your home to indicate that your home is for production use (as opposed to events or offsites, although you can create near identical listings for those categories too if you want). This informs photographers and potential renters that it’s available for those purposes. 

Review the Peerspace terms and conditions to ensure you have all the necessary knowledge to become a host. Then, wait for the site’s team to review the listing and check it meets baseline requirements for live listings.

Once Peerspace approves your listing, potential guests can find your space available for rent on the site. And they can easily contact you directly about rentals or with any further questions. After the rental period, you’ll earn money quickly and easily via Peerspace’s payment system, which uses direct deposit.

Want to learn more about how to become a Peerspace host? Refer to our support page for a useful and succinct guide to the process. 

Become a part of creative/editorial history

A industrial-chic space
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There’s an additional benefit of choosing to rent your home for photoshoots that you may not have considered. Tons of cool and interesting artists and brands use Peerspace to rent homes like mansions and tiny houses for their photoshoots!

This means that you might host a seriously talented photographer whose work makes it into a major publication, and then your home will be featured on its pages. By listing your home on Peerspace for photoshoot rentals, you open the doors to becoming a part of creative and editorial history.

Your unique space can serve as a canvas for photographers and creatives to capture stunning visuals, telling stories and creating memories that will be cherished for years to come. By sharing your home on Peerspace, you’re offering a backdrop for artists to showcase their creativity, turning your space into a hub of inspiration and artistic expression.

Joining the Peerspace community allows you to play a pivotal role in shaping the narrative of countless photo shoots, leaving a lasting impact on the world of photography and creative industries. Become a part of something special by sharing your home on Peerspace and let your space be a beacon of creativity and innovation.

It’s also a way to bring the effort you’ve put into beautifying your home more attention and appreciation. Overall, you’ll have major bragging rights! 

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Examples of home rentals for photoshoots on Peerspace

A house overlooking a forest
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Want to know what it looks like to rent out your home for photoshoots on Peerspace? We’ve got a few examples of Peerspace listings in this vein to give you an idea of the process. It may even provide some inspiration regarding your own Peerspace listing!

Make the magic happen at a transitional large family home in Chicago, IL

The host of this Lincoln Park home makes $350 an hour (with a four-hour minimum rental time) by renting out this gorgeous, roughly 5,995-square-foot home. One of its most impressive features is its open floor plan that allows production crews plenty of space to move around and plan their shooting angles.

The home has ample natural light, all brick walls, and a modern aesthetic with lots of gray, white, and neutral accents. It also has paneled high ceilings, includes backdrops and props, and tons of customizability throughout the space. You’ll note that past renters have consistently been extremely happy with this space, and there are a couple dozen glowing reviews that reflect that.

For instance, one reviewer commented, “This is a *gorgeous* set in which to film. Our team of ~15 booked the house for a full day and there was plenty of room for all of our filming gear, hair & makeup, and a little video village for our client. Yana was so lovely to work with, and she made sure that all of our questions were answered before the shoot and that we had all we needed on the day of filming. Thank you so much, Yana! Highly recommended!”

Browsing reviews from past renters is a smart way to figure out how you can highlight your space! It gives you a leg-up on what your potential renters may like and need in your space.

Be immersed by nature at a Hill Country home with a view in Austin, TX

For our second example, we’re showing off a house rather than an apartment. This unbelievable 3,600-square-foot home is a popular option for various types of photoshoots. In fact, it has been rented for photoshoots by companies like GoDaddy, The Hollis Company, and the Southern Loom, among others.

The host earns $150 per hour (also with a three-hour minimum rental) by renting out this property and has more than 300 positive reviews to show for it. Renters are drawn to the stunning views, especially, which are set off by floor-to-ceiling windows that “open up to a 120′ deck running the entire length of the house.”

It’s a truly impressive space, and one glance at the photos quickly reveals why photographers adore it! One of the things you can learn from this space’s listing is how valuable it is to have professional photographs taken of your space. It’s a small investment that can lead to massive ROI.

A photographer who used the home as a backdrop for their shoot left this home a glowing review: “This space was perfect for our needs with ample amount of light. The setting against the Hill Country backdrop and the mid-century modern feel was great for our photoshoot. Our host, Cindy, was super easy to work with and quick to respond to any inquiries. We’d definitely rebook.

Embrace minimalism at a simple boho-style light-filled home in Tampa, FL

Our next listing example proves how even a “simple” home can be a huge success when the host offers something extra. It’s an open and airy ranch-style home with minimalist bohemian decor. While the space is undoubtedly clean and inviting, the host also offers extras that make it more of an attractive option for productions.

Throughout the home, guests can use the customizable color lighting, string lights, and light-blocking window rollers. As you can imagine, these can be very helpful when it comes to interior photoshoots! The host lists the home for $75 per hour with a five-hour minimum.

They also provide optional lighting aperture stands for an additional flat rate of $150. Providing your guests with optional add-on equipment and services is a smart way to both impress your guests and boost your income.

A Peerspace reviewer who booked a photoshoot here shares: “The space was exactly as advertised. It was a really nice house and fit all of our production needs for our music video shoot (house party). Jack was a fantastic host. Very accommodating, responsive, and was willing to help out if we needed anything. Thanks again, Jack!”

Enjoy a gallery-style apartment with panoramic views in San Francisco

If your home provides amazing views of your town or city, that’s definitely something to brag about in your Peerspace listing. This San Francisco apartment in Clarendon Heights does just that, and it has garnered plenty of bookings and glowing reviews.

It’s a 1,200-square-foot gallery-like apartment spread across two floors, with an open layout, and a floor-to-ceiling window in the living area that lets in plenty of light (and showcases that amazing view!). The home also features a modern, brutalist style, large skylights that let in plenty of natural light, and a spacious backyard, in case your photoshoot takes you outdoors. The host earns $140 per hour with this stunning space and requires a six-hour rental minimum.

A photographer who booked their shoot here shared the following Peerspace review: “A beautiful space with amazing views. To top it all, it was just the perfect lighting too. Highly recommend.”

Embrace vintage vibes at a large Victorian villa with original features in London

Your property doesn’t have to be in the US to be listed on Peerspace! In fact, Peerspace has a strong and growing international presence. One example is this colorful Victorian villa in London’s Friern Barnet neighborhood. It is a nearly 3,000-square-foot home with a unique Victorian tiled facade, stained-glass windows, a fireplace, and original tiled walls and floors.

With all of its distinct decor and colors, it’s easy to see why this home would be an attractive option for commercial photoshoots, model lookbooks, and more. The host lists it for £100 with a two-hour minimum.

Here is what one Peerspace reviewer shared after hosting a shoot here: “Claudio was AMAZING to say the least. We had the best shoot in his lovely home. He was extremely helpful and helped us in more ways than one. Very easy to work with and great location! If it fits we would 100% use again. Thanks, Claudio.”

In fact, all the reviews comment on the host’s kindness and helpfulness. In addition to listing your home and setting a fair price, being a gracious host is important to your Peerspace success! Read more Peerspace listings and pay special attention to the reviews and what the host offers. It’s an easy way to help ensure your future success as a Peerspace host.

Rent your home for photoshoots on Peerspace

Airy and Bright Modern A-Frame | The Golden Side
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Hopefully, as you can see by now, there are lots of wonderful reasons to rent your home for photoshoots. And with Peerspace, it’s easy to create your listing and attract the creatives who will want to use your home as the backdrop for their projects. You can list your home just as it is, and there will likely be a photographer who wants to rent it for a shoot.

To make it most attractive to potential renters, work on that listing. Ensure that you share professional photos, are clear about what you offer, then be a wonderful host when you get your first renters. Most of all, have fun and enjoy making that extra income!

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