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stjvilla Active Contributor 626 posts since
May 27, 2011
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May 7, 2012 9:25 AM

Have you added a floor plan to listing?

We would really like to have a floor plan on our HomeAway and VRBO listings.  Any suggestions on how to do this?  Is this a feature the sites might add in the future?

 

Our house has 2 master suites but can sleep 7.  We get quite a few inquiries from 3 couples which isn't ideal as the extra beds are twin couches more suitable for kids in the party.  If we had a floor plan, it would be clear to those looking at the house.

  • lrbaldwin Active Contributor 757 posts since
    Feb 16, 2011
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    May 7, 2012 11:08 AM (in response to stjvilla)
    Re: Have you added a floor plan to listing?

    You could add a floor plan as jpegs to your images on VRBO.  If you already have a floor plan, just scan it and convert it to jpeg.  VRBO's image size looks to be big enough to handle that.  I used Photoshop and Dreamweaver to make a floor plan with hot spots that I put on our personal site.  It's interactive such that when you click on a room or area, you will be taken to a page with pictures of that area.  You could also just do a hand drawn floor plan and scan it as a jpeg.  VRBO does allow you to have 2 links on your listing, so you could actually make a whole page for the plan if you have some place to host it.  Here's what mine looks like: ChatterboxToo Interactive Floor Plan

     

    Linda

  • carol Senior Contributor 2,160 posts since
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    May 7, 2012 10:26 PM (in response to stjvilla)
    Re: Have you added a floor plan to listing?

    I used Paintshop pro to make floorplans of each floor, but any drawing program will work just fine -- do you have any drawing programs on your computer for your kids to use?  You can also use PowerPoint (insert shapes) and then save the picture as .jpg.   I display them on my own webpage and find that guests really appreciate them.  Here's an example.  floor1.jpg

    I do love the idea of making the floorplans clickable. 

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