The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01181

Submission Number:
01181
Commenter:
Diana Trent
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I am a host with Airbnb. Renting a portion of my home makes it possible for me to consider retiring from my job. I am 68 and could not afford to retire with only Social Security . I need this extra income. With Airbnb I am able to communicate with my guests and get to know about them before they visit my place. I feel that people that stay with me can have a better chance to get to know the community and there is a severe shortage of rentals in my area. It also gives me an opportunity to meet people from around the world. All in all I feel that Airbnb has changed my outlook on my golden years. Thanks you for listening.