The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01193

Submission Number:
01193
Commenter:
Brent Strine
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
To whom it may concern, We started hosting as a bed & breakfast with Airbnb since 2014 and I must say we have had nothing but positive experiences! Without it I don't think we could make it financially. I am 66 and cannot afford to retire and my wife is disabled but receives no benefits. Airbnb helps us make ends meet with a big plus being they do all the financial paper work,host our website for free, cover insurance for guests, keep track of all taxes and direct deposit our earnings into our account! Most guests,(as well as us) are turned off by the high costs of motels/hotels plus no guarantee of true cleanliness/bed bugs etc. with the high turnover rate and lack of a home atmosphere. Brent & Cynthia Strine