The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01103

Submission Number:
01103
Commenter:
Carolyn Kumangai
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
We started hosting as a way to replace lost income from a second part-time job lost due to closing of a business. That coupled with mounting bills from putting our two daughters through college and medical expenses from a brain injury my husband suffered from (and survived), what a perfect use of an empty room in our home! We have enjoyed meeting people from all over the world. Many of them young people looking to relocate for jobs in the beautiful northwest. We really enjoy the sharing economy and ability to supplement our income. Most of our business happens during the summer months, eventually our goal is to use money earned to plan and pay for our own vacations. We haven't had the luxury of traveling for pleasure many years. Thank you Airbnb for coming along at the perfect time for this empty-nest couple in Everett, Washington! Carolyn and Billy Kumangai