The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01358

Submission Number:
01358
Commenter:
Michelle Rivers
State:
Texas
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
Airbnb and other community driven businesses are such an amazing way for little people like me to enjoy life. Living in Austin is getting super expensive and I love this city! Doing Airbnb has allowed me to enjoy life and not have to struggle with just trying to pay rent. I can afford to go to the doctor now. I got new glasses and could properly care for my pets. Without it I would have had to move from my community making it harder to commute to work and eventually spending more money. Plus moving away from all of my doctors.[REDACTED] Plus it is a great way for guests (which I have been before) to save money and make new friends from all around the world creating more human connection. Making meals with guests and creating friendships is priceless. Airbnb is so great for creating so many things to take place and lives to change in so many ways. The best thing I ever did was get a 2 bedroom apartment. I am never scared to rent my room b/c people are reviewed and I have the power to choose. if I am not comfortable with a guest I can let airbnb know privately or publicly. out of the over 100 guests that we have had only 1 has really bothered me and airbnb had my back. Thanks so much for your time and Keep Airbnb and community driven businesses alive:)