Would you rent your house to...
November 14, 2017 9:21pm CST
I remember that day at my grandparents' house, many years ago, when a guy came to meet my late grandfather. It turned out that he was from a movie production team and had come to talk about the possibility of renting the house for a movie. I didn't really know the details about the deal or what the movie was about - I was only 8 or 9 years old at the time. All I knew was that my grandfather ended up saying no, after consulting with other family members. It had to do with certain "disturbing" scenes, or so I was told. Now I can't help wondering what movie that was supposed to be. What would you do? Would you rent out your home to a movie production or TV show?
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it happens here, too. private homes are rented to shoot a movie or tv show. in recent years, there were even "shootings" held here in our neighborhood. i also have a relative who says their studio is also being rented mid-day or overnight. they bring their own furniture, for example, to simulate an office setting. i think if it was a horror movie, i'd decline, too. i guess i'm superstitious.
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My sister in law did that with her old house . . . she was single and she didn't mind being put up in a hotel - they paid for it! Growing up, there was a street near my parents' house . . . I don't know which house, but there was filming on that street nearly every week. As for my own house, I don't know . . . but it's possible that money could speak for that .
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@cahaya1983 Well, apparently this house had been used a lot (not sure in what) - the previous owners went through this - and I think she did that at least a few times. She was barely home anyway - so it didn't matter that much to her. I think they filmed outside more than the inside (old Craftsman style home with the classic porch), so I don't think there were any damages. But since then she has moved from that house.
It would really depend on what it was they were making, and what would they be doing to the house. If they wanted so smash a little drywall and give it some new paint I probably wouldn't mind too much;). But if it was going to be something, gross, I would...decline.