The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01086

Submission Number:
01086
Commenter:
Michele Leavitt
State:
Rhode Island
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
When my husband - a national figure in the Museum Directer field, became seriously ill with a progressive illness we started moving into our little cottage for the summers while leasing the House for income. Parkinsons, cancer, and dementia are very expensive. I inherited the property and that is all. In order to earn needed imcome I've moved into the cottage permenantly and now lease the house out year round. I've enjoyed meeting people and keeping everything just right for them. Airbnb hosting provides me a way to earn, learn, and return. I can remain on here, create art - my life long profession - and earn enough to support me and my taxes. It is very important that I don't have to move to a new community, change all my circumstances, and start over - I can provide...