The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00770

Submission Number:
00770
Commenter:
Benjamin Godkin
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
After my wife moved out during our divorce, I was forced to pay the full mortgage payments by myself. Airbnb helped me keep up with my payments by renting out one of my spare bedrooms to make up the extra money and kept me from defaulting on my mortgage and losing the house. I enjoying meeting new people through the website and hosting people from all over the world. Airbnb is so flexible and allows me to choose when I want to rent out my room. Being self employed, my paycheck varies form month to month so the extra income through airbnb really helps. I first found out about the website through my travels for work. It is so much more flexible than a hotel and sometimes the only option when making last minute travel arrangements.