The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00484

Submission Number:
00484
Commenter:
james Mussoni
State:
Massachusetts
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been a host of an Air Bnb sure since November of 2014. In that time I have hosted 10 families that have chosen to stay in my apartment in Turners Falls MA. I bought a abandoned building in 2013 and restored it as a full time rental for 1 unit and a part time Air Bnb for the other.Thanks to Air Bnb I have been able to take this abandoned building and return to the tax roles The income I receive from Air Bnb helps pay off the debt that I have on the building.I have also brought people to this old mill town to stay and shop and help stimulate the local economy. The website Air Bnb has been flawless in booking and payment.