The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01580

Submission Number:
01580
Commenter:
Ken & LaVerne McLeod
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
We have been renting our guest cabins through Airbnb for the last 2 ½ years in Big Sur, California. The experience has been a win-win-win for ourselves, the guests and the local economy. We are able to offer accommodations to people from around the world that were not available through the existing hotels and campgrounds. The experience of gratitude that we received is beyond description in this short testimonial. Here is one of many similar reviews: "My hosts were very kind and helpful during my stay. They met me at the cabin and made sure I had all the information I needed and that all was well. The cabin itself was absolutely gorgeous - outstanding views, serenely quiet and peaceful. There is plenty of land around you, and my hosts even have a private walking trail if you're feeling like a hike. The privacy is unmatched, and you will have the most intimate and special time to unwind and relax for your occasion. Thank you guys so much for opening your gem for others, I wish everyone a beautiful stay in Big Sur".