This article in the Mail Online discusses how much people can make from renting space on Airbnb, and how the platform has infiltrated the holiday market amd also the house rental market, with homeowners making more from tourists prepared to pay a premium to self-cater than from longer-term tenants.  

It interviews four homeowners about their second income from renting out a property, including a renovated 1960s static caravan making £15,000 a year, a two-bed Notting Hill flat bringing in up to £30,000, a woman with four properties in London and Edinburgh on Airbnb bringing in ‘six-figures’, and a farmer who used doors and floorboards from a farmhouse renovation to build a treehouse in the grounds, which makes around £10,000.