What is Edinburgh’s Relationship with Airbnb?

What is Edinburgh’s Relationship with Airbnb?

There’s little doubt that Airbnb has affected the Edinburgh letting landscape. The company claims 120,000 people have booked through their website between the 3rd – 27th August 2018 for the Edinburgh Fringe, boosting Edinburgh’s economy by £48 million and bringing Edinburgh Airbnb hosts a personal profit of £15 million. So what is Airbnb? Saviour of the economy? Selling […]

Factotum’s Fringe Favourites

Factotum’s Fringe Favourites

If there’s one thing we feel passionately about at Factotum, it’s the Edinburgh Festival. When we’re not running about organising Festival Lets, we’re right in the heart of the action recommending our Fringe favourites. Briefs: Close Encounters Natasha: “Absolutely hilarious! They really get the crowd involved and you are guaranteed a good laugh. I’ve been […]

Festival Lets vs Self-Catering vs Hotel vs Airbnb

Festival Lets vs Self-Catering vs Hotel vs Airbnb

The Fringe, Edinburgh International Festival, Edinburgh International Book Festival, Edinburgh Art Festival… there’s no doubt that the Edinburgh population grows considerably every August. Visitors flock to our capital to soak up the atmosphere, the art, the architecture… but what about festival accommodation? So when you’re visiting Edinburgh – where do you book festival accommodation? A […]

Parliamo Edinburgo?

Parliamo Edinburgo?

As a life-long resident of Edinburgh with a spell of study and work in London, I am always amazed by the words and local sayings we use here and take for granted, that leave the good visitors to our Fair City baffled as to their meaning, wondering whether we do indeed share a common language. Here’s […]

The Big Four Edinburgh Fringe Venues

The Big Four Edinburgh Fringe Venues

The Edinburgh Fringe Festival (often referred to simply as the ‘The Fringe’) is the world’s largest Arts Festival. Established in 1947, by 2016 it spanned 25 days, featured 50,266 performances of 3,269 shows in 294 venues! Sounds a bit crazy, right? So here is a guest pass into finding out more about these spectacular Fringe […]

A Fresher Perspective on Property

A Fresher Perspective on Property

Laura Gillies started working at Factotum during her gap year. We thought it would be interesting to hear her property perspective after a year in… After leaving school in July 2015, I decided to take a year out and get a job before starting university. Earlier in the year, my parents had decided to rent their New Town […]