The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00804

Submission Number:
00804
Commenter:
Colleen shubin
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb has been a blessing to me and my family. [REDACTED] Airbnb has afforded me the ability to earn some income while still staying home to care for my husband and our two children. The profile/review system that Airbnb has perfected has given me a tremendous sense of peace about who comes into our home, especially as my husband is not capable to protect us from potential harm. Airbnb also offers me a way to meet people from all over the world even though I am not able to travel. I have made a lot of effort to create serene, comfortable, high quality accommodation to offer at very affordable prices. I enjoy being able to offer such affordable quality to travelers who are on a restricted budget and would normally only have the option of a low grade hotel/motel. My husband and I enjoy finding fun quality spaces in our low budget range when we travel, and we enjoy being able to provide the same for others. Our kids have a bigger perspective of the world since we started hosting. They enjoy meeting other people and learning cultural aspects first hand from our guests. Airbnb has brought the world to our small little corner and for that I am very grateful.