The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01168

Submission Number:
01168
Commenter:
Maria Cochran
State:
Colorado
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I have had an Airbnb space since Aug. 2013 Airbnb has been a remarkable experience for myself my family and my neighbors. I have hosted over 63 home stays. In those stays I have hosted 2 stays from New Zealand one stay from England one stay from China and just last week one stay from Switzerland. I am been such a blessing for me and my family to host and meet people from all over the country and the world. Since we started hosting taking care of our property has become a family affair. It has given us income to beautify our home and even the neighbors have noticed. We even have neighbors have their family members stay with us. This experience has truly blessed and changed our lives greaty. I refer friends to Airbnb and travel that way as well. I hope to see more of this sort in the future as I see it as a win win situation. By the way we pay taxes on the income as well. I love America and free enterprise.