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Published August 23, 2022

About This Episode

Meet Jason Neil — the creator of Golden Tiny Homes – a collection of minimalist short term rentals in Golden, British Columbia.

Growing up, Jason liked working with his hands.  He always had an eye for making things better and this perspective ultimately led him to become a builder — like his father before him.

Jason has also always loved the outdoors — in fact he spends half the year surfing in Mexico and the other half snowboarding in British Columbia.

One summer while surfing in Baja, Jason’s buddies started talking about the emerging Cannabis industry and the business opportunities that surrounded it. 

Tune in to hear the incredible story of how Jason built up a Cannabis business only to sell it and use the profits of his exit to start building Golden Tiny Homes.

Alright, without further adieu, get ready to meet Jason.  

This week's episode is brought to you by Wander.

In every marketplace, there are the Davids and Goliaths.  
While it’s hard to fathom now, Amazon was a David when Borders and Barnes and Noble were the bookstore Goliaths.  
And don’t forget that Apple was a David when Xerox, IBM, and Motorola were consumer technology Goliaths. 
Today, I want to introduce you to the David of short-term-rental platforms — a company called Wander.
Whether you’re embarking on a family vacation, planning a getaway with friends, yearning for a workcation, or organizing a company offsite, there is a Wander for every occasion. 
Wanders aren't vacation homes, they're better. Inspiring views, modern workstations, restful beds, hotel-grade cleaning and 24/7 concierge service are just a few of the guarantees that come when you stay with Wander. 

Wander is in search of high-end vacation homes in incredible locations around the US (think national parks, beaches, mountains…) with proven annual revenue.
If you are a short-term rental owner looking to sell your property to someone who will appreciate what you’ve  built, send the Wander team an email with all the important deets (like monthly rev, monthly expenses, yada yada) to
If Wander makes an offer, you can count on it being all cash, quick and hassle-free. 
So if you’ve been thinking of selling, even remotely, why not start a conversation with our friends at Wander? Send them an email at
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About the Host

Zach Busekrus

Co-Founder of Sponstayneous

Zach is the Co-Founder of Sponstayneous, a weekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb. When COVID hit, he and his wife Gabby broke out of the lease on their 750-square foot apartment in Washington, DC to beta test the digital nomad lifestyle. Zach and Gabby have spent the past year living full-time on Airbnb — they've stayed in 50+ homes to date! 

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