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Yuan Teoh

Yuan Teoh

Yuan Teoh is an Airbnb superhost, arts & design professional and a seasoned traveler.

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An avid traveler with her year resolution to travel to a country she's never been before. Much of her traveling been inspired by places where her guests are residing. To date, she visited 34 countries and over 160 cities. She prefers the road less taken, wandering around the streets because the journey is more important than the destination. With her travel knowledge, she founded @footcray a custom travel itinerary company to create a traveling journey that matches to what traveling means for each individuals.
From being in the fashion industry, a contemporary nail art designer trained from Tokyo to venturing out in the start-up company, she realised her passion still lies in hosting and meeting people.
She enjoys to cook and bake. During her free time, she helps out her friends to make 'kueh' at their central kitchen. Perhaps one of the reason why her guests love her is because she always feed and sharing great eating spots around Asia with them.
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My Home, Our Stories

True stories from an Airbnb superhost

My Home, Our Stories follows the journey of Yuan Teoh as an Airbnb host for the past eight years. The books is filled with heartwarming stories and positive vibes as she shares her accounts with guests and along the way experiencing cultural differences, creating unique relationships with strangers, and collecting wisdom from each individual who walks through her door.

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Synopsis

For the past decade, home-sharing has changed the way we travel. There is scepticism using such platforms with many horror stories being publicised in the media. This book intends to reverse that mindset and collectively bringing you meaningful wisdom. Through hosting, it provides the opportunity for the host to travel the world thru the eyes of the guest without leaving their home. For the guest, staying with a local host allowed them to dive into local culture immediately. According to Adam Galinsky, a professor at Columbia Business School, 'visiting a foreign place and immersing yourself in their local environment, increases your cognitive flexibility consequently giving a boost to your creativity'. After the first year of hosting, Yuan decided to give up her comfortable 9-6 job to follow her passion. She hosted single ladies who flew across the world to embarked a new journey, be it for career or relationship. They inspired her decision making which she never thought that it was possible.

"My Home, Our Stories" highlights her journey as a host with great stories of her guests coming from different part of the world. There were invaluable lessons she learnt throughout being a host for the past 8 years. From being a solo traveller, learning of new cultures, gender identity to women’s empowerment. Being an Airbnb superhost consecutively for the past 5 years, she wants to share what does it take to be a superhost and job as a host. For those who are thinking of being a host, this would be a great preview of what you're going to experience.

Joseph Michelli a physiologist mentioned ‘In a world where there is a lot of division, hostility, and cynicism, I think being able to welcome people into an environment we’ve created for them—and doing so without prejudice and judgment, hopefully learning from and sharing with others—is an incredibly noble phenomenon. If only more host stories could be told to counterbalance the more cynical view that we take on the world, we’d be better off.’

Why support this book?

  • Consecutively an Airbnb superhost for the past 5 years. Hosted over 350 guests during the last 8 years.
  • Author has a large traveling community whom she met when she was traveling the world. An active participant in Airbnb Community Center where there are 950,000 over members. There are 700 followers on @myairbnbourstories 's official Instagram account.
  • A review left by best-selling author and international educator, Dr. Neeta Bhusban who stayed with me in 2016 'Yuan, you are an incredible beacon of light. It's no wonder you have such a massive amount of people wanting to hear your stories and share your passion for the world. Your kindness, generosity, attention to detail, love for nail art, and your artistic expressions of food, taste for comfort makes anyone- anyone desire to come back for more'.

Similar titles

  • 1) "The Senior Nomads - Your Keys, Our Home "published on April 26, 2017 by Elliott Bay Events - It is pretty similar title but this book is coming from guest’s perspective of two senior nomads where they have leased out their home to travel the world using Airbnb. For My Home, Our Stories her stories are from a solo host’s perspective where she had the chance to have a deeper communication with her guests.
  • 2) "ChenyuZheng - 606 Days Without a Lease" published on October 1, 2018 by CITIC Press Corporation - This book is written in Mandarin by a female traveler who used Airbnb for 606days and her journey as solo traveler. The voice and tone captured may be similar however My Home, Our Stories is a collection 8 years journey as a host.
  • 3) "The Spontaneous Journey" published on November 18, 2015 by Royce Gomez - For this title, the writer used different home sharing platforms for her travels which limited to only in the US. Whereas for My Home, Our Stories the author welcomes people from around the world where she sees and experienced the world through their eyes.

Audience

This book is meant for travelers, dreamers, those who are in the crossed road in life and hosts to be where I shared wisdom I have gained over the years to encourage you to achieve your potential and to chase after your dreams.

8 publishers interested Express interest
Sourcebooks logo Sourcebooks

500 copies • Partial manuscript • Looking for motivational, inspiration and the lighter side of business.
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Inside Edge Publishing logo Inside Edge Publishing

100 copies • Partial manuscript.
Inside Edge Publishing works with our writers every step of the way on their literary journey, helping to bring out the most from their work. From an idea and rough draft to editing and publication, Inside Edge Publishing helps our authors produce high quality, interesting and entertaining books. We are looking for innovative writing in just about any genre but love memoirs, thrillers, sci-fi, business, and motivational books just to name a few. Our books frequently appear on the bestseller lists and our authors are among some of the best known in their genre. At Inside Edge Publishing, we believe that every author has a story to tell and that every story deserves to be told.

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500 copies • Completed manuscript.
1106 Design provides book design, production, and publishing services for independent authors who seek all the quality of traditional publishing without forfeiting their rights and royalties in return. 1106 Design provides traditional publisher quality with one-stop, end-to-end services from copyediting to worldwide distribution. We operate just like a publisher with one difference: YOU maintain complete control of your book, your schedule, and most importantly, your payments.

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250 copies • Partial manuscript.
Atmosphere Press is an independent publisher dedicated to author rights. We publish in all genres and have an exceptional editorial, design, and promotional staff. We stand for Honesty, Transparency, Professionalism, and Kindness. We want our authors and their readers to be blown away when they first hold that book in their hands. It needs to look good inside and out, and feel good to the touch. And, of course, the words need to be top-notch, and our editors are devoted to making that the case.

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250 copies • Partial manuscript.
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100 copies • Completed manuscript.
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100 copies • Completed manuscript.
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  • Mikael Finstad
    on May 5, 2020, 7:24 a.m.

    Can’t wait to read your stories!

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

      Thanks Mif! 💪🏼

  • Anonymous
    on May 6, 2020, 6 a.m.

    Excited to read about your journey!

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

      Can’t wait to share it!

  • Mentxu Ortiz de Barron
    on May 6, 2020, 6:32 a.m.

    Whenever it has rained, it has cleared and then the sun has shone. And you are always able to reflect its light and its warm. Much success and happiness.

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:07 p.m.

      Thank you so much, always with wise words 😘

  • Sharnon Geffert-Ang
    on May 6, 2020, 8:02 a.m.

    Lovely idea!! Can't wait to receive the physical copy!

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:08 p.m.

      Can’t wait for you to have it too! Thank you so much xx

  • Lanny Dermawan
    on May 6, 2020, 2:10 p.m.

    Looking forward to reading your story! Wish you the very best in this project of yours ❤️

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:08 p.m.

      Thank you for the well wishes 🥰

  • Huiying Lam
    on May 6, 2020, 2:25 p.m.

    I can't wait to get hold of the book. :)

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:09 p.m.

      Can’t wait for you to have it too! Thank you so much! 🥰

  • Peggy Wong
    on May 6, 2020, 2:40 p.m.

    Well done 👍🏻 Yuan 👏🏻
    Can’t wait to read your book 😊

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:10 p.m.

      Thank you for the amazing support!! 😘

  • Kathy Sufianto
    on May 6, 2020, 3:14 p.m.

    Jia you!

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:10 p.m.

      Yes madam!! 💪🏼💪🏼

  • john Lyo
    on May 6, 2020, 4:43 p.m.

    good luck!

    • Anonymous
      on May 6, 2020, 5:11 p.m.

      Thank you so much for supporting this!

  • Pheely Hsu
    on May 7, 2020, 12:31 a.m.

    This is awesome Yuan! Great job!
    Thanks for sharing your hosting experiences, stories with the world and I can't wait to read about them. All the best to you publishing this book:)

  • Anonymous
    on May 7, 2020, 4:13 a.m.

    Looking forward Yuan! 🥰
    Very timely indeed !

  • Mei Tsai
    on May 7, 2020, 8:04 a.m.

    Well done, can’t wait to read :)

  • Felicia Ong
    on May 7, 2020, 1:06 p.m.

    Congrats on your achievement. So proud of you! Can’t wait to get it autographed by you! :)

  • Felicia Ong
    on May 7, 2020, 1:06 p.m.

    Congrats on your achievement. So proud of you! Can’t wait to get it autographed by you! :)

  • Evan Wladis
    on May 7, 2020, 1:11 p.m.

    Can’t wait to read it!! So excited you are making this dream a reality! Hope you are doing well and staying safe.
    -Evan

  • Ee Aun Tan
    on May 7, 2020, 4:22 p.m.

    Congrats babe~ I hope you reach your goals.. Would love to read your story and you know I'm always a big supporter of you~

  • Rishana Oakley
    on May 16, 2020, 1:24 a.m.

    Super excited to see what comes out of this brilliant project! Well done Yuan xx

  • Abigail Row
    on May 21, 2020, 6:06 p.m.

    We loved staying in your Airbnb and we wish you the best of luck with your book!

  • Heidi Bauer
    on May 24, 2020, 10:24 a.m.

    Hi Yuan,
    Hopefully you are doing well.
    One year ago I visited you. It was such an amazing and inspiring adventure for me. I loved to talk with you and to be in your home, on the balcony, in the pool, and for sure at the harbour :-)
    Thank you sooooooo much for one of the best times in my live!!!! ♡♡♡
    Love :-)
    Heidi

  • Penny Choong
    on May 26, 2020, 8:20 a.m.

    You go girl! Can't wait for the book to be published :-)

  • Tan Chew Ming
    on May 26, 2020, 9:34 a.m.

    We are so happy for your new book! can't wait to get the copy and read the story!
    As you are always so talented and creative! Love you! From , Sarah, Louise, Howard

  • Jacklyn Chua
    on May 26, 2020, 10:54 a.m.

    Hope u get all the support that u wish for ❤

  • Amy Choo
    on May 26, 2020, 12:43 p.m.

    All the best and looking forward to the book!

  • Sheryl Yap
    on May 28, 2020, 6:05 a.m.

    Congrats!!! So happy for you! U have finally done it and I’m sure this is going to be a good read! Cheers to more!
    Xoxo

  • Andrew Fok
    on May 29, 2020, 7:36 a.m.

    Great idea. All the best and look forward to your book. Kind regards Andrew

  • Edmund Poh
    on May 31, 2020, 3:22 p.m.

    Done! Dream big and work hard towards your goals!

  • Pamela Knaggs
    on May 31, 2020, 4:18 p.m.

    Pls put the purchasing link everywhere! It's v difficult to find :(

  • Madeleine Stadtmann
    on June 1, 2020, 1:04 p.m.

    Hi Yuan we have subscribed for your book.How will we get the copy?
    Hope it‘ll work out well for you.
    Hugs,Maddie

  • Sue Shahab
    on June 12, 2020, 1:17 p.m.

    Yuanie! I’m so proud of you! Big heart, brightest smile. Keep inspiring people ❤️