The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00174

Submission Number:
00174
Commenter:
Cheri Breeman
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
In April of 2014 head start restructured it's review process and I lost my part time job that supplemented my retirement income. I began renting a room in my house to travelers on Airbnb to replace some of my lost income. Because of that experience I am able to continue my lifestyle without having to work for minimum wage. I have met incredible people who have become new friends and helped several of my guests relocate to my area of Colorado. Because I live in a tourist destination area with multiple ski areas lodging is expensive or difficult to find. By renting a room in my house guests have an affordable, safe place to stay, with my knowledge of the area a benefit to them. When I travel I use Airbnb because after reading other guest reviews I know about the host home, it's safety and local amenities.