The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00499

Submission Number:
00499
Commenter:
Rhonda Hughes
State:
Oregon
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Being an Airbnb host has been a necessary financial supplement to my income in order to remain in my house following a divorce and national economic decline. The vetting process that Airbnb provides me as a host to insure that guests are safe have led to meeting a great group of people and even some friendships. I love to travel and my budget prevents me from doing so as much as I once did, so hosting travelers is the next thing. It brought the kind of people I would like to meet here to talk about the places where they live. When I travel I also stay with Airbnb people and I feel safe and have a much more enjoyable experience than staying in a hotel.