The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00353

Submission Number:
00353
Commenter:
Bonnie Perkins
State:
North Carolina
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been an Airbnb host since 10-13. It has been my pleasure to provide hospitality for guests from Taiwan, New Zealand, Austria, Switzerland, Canada and many US states. They come to my home while attending Appalachian State University events, to hike and ski and participate in many local art festivals. I have really enjoyed having "the world" come to my door! The income last year allowed us to replace several elderly major appliances without going into debt and has allowed us the opportunity to pay some significant medical bills. I also use Airbnb when I travel which has enabled me to enjoy trips I could not have enjoyed otherwise. I am so grateful for the improvements and opportunities Airbnb has provided me!