The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00661

Submission Number:
00661
Commenter:
Christine Shea
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have been an airbnb host for almost 2 years come this August, renting out one of the extra bedrooms in my home. The end of February this year I lost my job. I was working at home, so I turned my home office bed into another bedroom. I was very lucky to have two rooms available for rental through airbnb and both rooms have been rented preyty regularly, since it was high season hear in Florida. Rentals have slowed recently. But, If it weren't the income from my room rentals with airbnb, I really don't know how I could have paid my mortgage. I LOVE being an airbnb host and it is such a great idea and opportunity for both the guests and the host. I feel I am doing my part in paying it forward in helping by hosting, other travelers! Thank you airbnb for such a wonderful idea!