AUSTIN (KXAN) - Selling what is inside his house is nothing new for Warren Cullar. The artist's home is also his gallery. But selling the house itself -- rather, renting it -- is a different story.
"We thought we'd get in on the gravy train, too," Cullar said. "But we put it at a fair price."
Warren and his wife Kitty plan to lease their place in Northwest Austin when Formula 1 races into town next month . For $595 a night, you get two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and 3000 square feet to spread out.
"We'll have a maid service," he said. "We'll have one of our construction friends available 24 hours."
Short-term rental listings are pouring in online. They come from Austin and other Central Texas towns like Cedar Park, Kyle, and New Braunfels.
One Craigslist ad pitches a place 61 miles away from the track in Canyon Lake . They run anywhere from a few hundred dollars to a 10-person Hill Country villa for $7,500 a night .
It all depends how much you are willing to pay.
"For the weekend?" one woman asked when KXAN approached her in Downtown Austin. "Maybe $300 or $400."
"You could probably see it go as high as $2,500, $3,000," another woman suggested. "I probably wouldn't go higher than that."
"I think Formula 1's out of my league," a man said. "A little more than my family can afford."
Some homeowners set out on their own through sites like Craigslist, where one ad not only offers a place to stay but also shuttle rides to the airport for a $150 extra .
"Probably go on cruise (with the money we make)," Kitty laughed.
The expected winter weather has delayed initial construction work on MoPac until the rain and cold temperatures pass through.
Family and friends held a vigil Wednesday at the State Capitol in hopes that a Bastrop man can win a new trial.
An unusually cold blast of arctic air arriving early this morning will be followed by an increasing chance of freezing drizzle/rain and sleet by Friday morning.
The HealthCare.gov website is working more smoothly for central Texans.
City leaders in West Lake Hills discussed the ongoing concern with the city's water system Wednesday night. The problems arise when water is needed most; fighting fires.
Federal, state and local authorities on Wednesday arrested 15 people and seized 70 firearms in raid on a methamphetamine operation based in Burnet County.