The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Finding a "roommate" through Airbnb helped me immensely. I had extraordinary expenses last year - very expensive home repairs and needed to replace my 12-year-old car. I had space in my house that I wasn't using and it was a godsend. I think it staved off foreclosure. The renters have been wonderful people. The security Airbnb provides (ID verification and insurance) made it viable and something this single woman could feel comfortable doing.