About This Episode

Meet Chase Charifa, the creator of the Lightfoot Cabin — a cozy, unique escape nestled in the foothills of Big Bear Mountain in Southern California. 

A few years ago, Chase and his wife April started a production studio as a side hustle. 

The couple regretted not having a videographer at their wedding and this inspired them to start their own studio to shoot weddings and events.

In doing research for how to bring their studio to life, they stumbled upon Levi Kelly’s Airbnb tours.  Levi Kelly is one of the OG Airbnb influencers and has amassed over 80 million views on his YouTube channel.  

Chase and April were so inspired by his videos that they decided to create their own unique stay.  Tune into hear the exciting story of how Chase and April:

  1. Transformed a run-of-the-mill cabin into a Dwell and Condé Nast featured, multi-sensory, truly unique stay
  2. Bought and sold Teslas to help grow their short-term rental portfolio
  3. Acquire more traditional rentals to help them fund unique ones
  4. Created a secret experience that guests LOVE that’s not noted on their Airbnb listing

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About the Show

Behind the Stays is brought to you twice a week by Sponstayneous — a free, biweekly newsletter that brings subscribers the best last-minute deals and upcoming steals on Airbnb.  
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Behind the Stays is hosted by Zach Busekrus, co-founder of Sponstayneous, you can connect with him on Twitter at @zboozee.

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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