(KGW) Oregon has come far. And Russ Belville is cashing in. You know how Airbnb works: you rent out someone’s house or a room when visiting a city to feel like you’re really living there. Belville lost two of his roommates and was looking for a way to pay rent.
Being a marijuana advocate, he’s marketing his Southeast Portland home as marijuana friendly, where it’s not only allowed, it’s encouraged as his brochure says.
He rents out two of his bedrooms on Airbnb and cooks breakfast for his guests, complete with eggs from his backyard chickens. Not only is he making rent, he’s making money on top of it. Because Oregon law doesn’t allow smoking of any kind in hotels, he’s had guests from all over the world who want to legally smoke when they come stay here. He has plans to take this idea bigger.
“I want to franchise the Delta-9 house idea to other cities in Oregon, like Eugene and Medford, and take it through other legal states, like in Seattle, Spokane, L.A., San Francisco, Las Vegas and so forth,” Belville said.