Traditional ‘Landlording’ vs. Airbnb
Let’s face it, most hotels, no matter how nice, are pretty much the same. Your room will have a bed or two, a bathroom, a television, and a desk. If you pay a bit more, you might get a fireplace, a better view, some extra furniture or some extra bells and whistles in the bathroom.
But no matter what, you are in just one of many virtually identical rooms in a limited space. You usually do not have access—or at least private access—to typical home amenities like a washer and dryer, or a yard.
Airbnb is a rapidly growing website that links property owners with travelers. Owners rent out their properties to short-term visitors as a substitute for a more traditional hotel room. Guests can have access to a…