NASHVILLE, TN (WSMV) -- Home renovations, additions, and new construction seem to be the ever-changing face of Nashville's neighborhoods.

But what about building just to capitalize upon Nashville's draw for tourists?

New construction and home additions just to draw Airbnb visitors has become a thing here.

Micha Puncochar did not have to go far to give us a tour of his AirBNB because it's actually attacked to his home. 

"We don't really hear each other; we don't really see each other," Puncochar said. "They get to experience what it's like to be in a really cool East Nashville neighborhood."

Puncochar, along with his wife, built their home while keeping the rental business in mind. 

They're not alone.

A local architect says the number of people who are now building brand new homes with short term rentals attached is actually rising.

"A lot of properties are in historic overlays; we have to look at size of principal structure," architect Craig Kennedy with Bootstrap said. 

The incentive is, of course, money driven.

"Having a little side income is really nice. This helps us pay for things for our kids and pay for our grocery bill and things like that," Puncochar said. is now with you on the go! Get the latest news updates and video, 4WARN weather forecast, weather radar, special investigative reports, sports headlines and much more from News4 Nashville.

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