The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop #01887

Submission Number:
01887
Commenter:
Nancye Launer
State:
California
Initiative Name:
The "Sharing" Economy: Issues Facing Platforms, Participants, and Regulators A Federal Trade Commission Workshop
My Cottage in Northern MI has been in my family for 100 years. As a single mom I have been trying to preserve it for my children. I also try to spend as much time there as possible, which is only about 4 weeks per year. The cottage is seasonal and requires a tremendous amount of maintenance. The cottage has a lot of family heirlooms, which are valuable and sentimental. This is the first year I have rented it to help with the expenses. Airbnb allows me to screen the possible renters so I can try to confirm it will be respected as the family home it is. So far, I am very happy with the service and security that Airbnb provides as I live in CA.