The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01206

Submission Number:
01206
Commenter:
Susan Austin
State:
Washington
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I started Airbnb in my home last August. It has been a success for me. I have been able to continue living in an area of Seattle where I can walk to events and shopping,. My life style is rich and full with activities. Rent and cost of living in Seattle has gone up dramiaticly n the past few years since I have retired. I would not be able to afford to live in this expensive city without an additional source of income. Airbnb has been that source. It has made it possible for me to live the life style I love and at the same time I have enjoyed meeting interesting people that stay in my home. It is a perfect fit for me.