The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01429

Submission Number:
01429
Commenter:
virginia zender
State:
Florida
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
I'm with Airbnb as a Host since February 2013. At first I thought it would be fun to get to know people and exchange some experiences about different cultures from other places etc. What I didn't realized was how this would impact my budget. I was working at a Cruise company, but I have to leave when they cutoff the salary almost in half, and I have to drive an hour to get to my job, the new salary would cover just the gas I needed to go to work. Airbnb has really help me a lot to go on with my life and be able to face my basic needs. I think Airbnb is an ideal way to cover any people's budget deficit, specially in our case, my husband is a retiree and I'm almost there (61) we live in a house that have all the conditions to host people that like to travel,but like the majority are in a budget as well. Thanks Airbnb.