About me

About Me

Hi I’m Jo Hanson and firstly thank you for reading my blog. I’m a licensed REALTOR® in Minnesota, short term rental investor and host, and interior designer. 

I’m married to Harvey and together we have our beautiful daughter Emilia. I’m also a dog mum to Molly and Phoebe the Cockapoos, and horse mum to Gucci.

I’ve been renovating houses since 2004 back in the UK where I’m originally from. I used to renovate them to sell them, what I later found out was called ‘flipping’ in the US. So I became known as the ‘Britflipper’. I worked in Marketing until 2022 when I took the leap to go full time in my real estate businesses – The Hygge Suite and The Works BnB.

We started The Hygge Suite (a brand of vacation rentals) in the middle of the pandemic, opening our first property at Giants Ridge Ski & Golf Resort in northern Minnesota. We later added two more properties at Lutsen, Minnesota. I’d always loved real estate, and hosting people at our own house, so together with my skills in Marketing and business, a short term rental property business was the perfect combination. And it shows in our reviews, with over 150 five star reviews and growing.

The Hygge Suite – Luxe Suite at Lutsen, MN

The Works BnB is the result of my love for what I do – hosting short term rentals. I started the business to help others find, buy, design, set-up and manage their own short term rental investments in Minnesota.

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