About This Episode

Meet Yvonna and Darin Grandfield, a dynamic duo who’ve turned their passion for real estate into a thriving business of unique and stunning short-term rentals.

Growing up, Yvonna and Darin never imagined they’d one day be the proud owners of a collection of charming properties, but a chance encounter at an Ace Hardware store set them on a path they couldn’t have anticipated — who’d a thought they’d date, start a business, and then ultimately get married and have kids together?!  

In this episode, Yvonna and Darin share the story of their first renovation project—a quaint bungalow in Berkeley—and how that experience sparked their love for transforming spaces. You’ll hear about the challenges and triumphs of renovating properties while moving frequently for work, and how they ultimately built a luxury A-frame cabin, the Haute Haus, in the highest incorporated town in North America, which, if you didn’t know, is in Alma, Colorado.

We’ll dive into their recent partnership with Wander, a company known for its high-end vacation rentals, and discuss the sweat equity, creative visions, and personal touches that make their stays truly special.

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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

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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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