The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #00824

Submission Number:
00824
Commenter:
Wendy Miller
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb is something I never imagined would come my way. Being retired on a very small fixed income, Airbnb has totally made living in my home more affordable. It helps pay for my medical costs, the mortgage and extra expenses that I wouldn't be able to otherwise afford. We have been completely satisfied with the Airbnb experience, from the management/website to the ease of booking and communicating with guests. We have enjoyed all the people coming to stay, and feel very safe. The biographies that people put into their booking request help us to feel comfortable and knowledgeable about the guests before we give them permission to book. I believe this source of income is exactly what the US needs. All of us have been struggling and now we can share and care about others and make our lives better. It is a blessing to have this new source of income and a way for people to better afford a nice comfortable stay in towns they travel to on vacation or business.