Considering Airbnb As A Guest Or A Host? Read This First

A‌i‌r‌b‌n‌b‌,‌ ‌I‌n‌c‌.‌ operates an online marketplace and hospitality service that allows people to lease or rent short-term lodging such as apartments, homes, cottages and other similar accommodations.  Airbnb doesn’t own any real estate; instead, they simply act as a broker that receives a percentage for bookings. And they’ve done a whole LOT of bookings – as of this writing, Airbnb has over 5 million lodging listings in 81,000 cities and 191 countries, and has facilitated over 300 million check-ins.

Most Airbnb experiences wind up being positive for both guests and hosts. Of course, there are always some highly publicized issues, such when hosts were placing hidden cameras in the Airbnb units and the guests didn’t know about them. Granted, it’s one thing to have cameras to help ward against theft; it’s another to have a camera hidden in the bathroom.

Unfortunately, cameras in the bathrooms are only one thing that Airbnb guests have to worry about when they’re sleeping in the accommodations of a total stranger. And Airbnb hosts have their own concerns as well, including what happens when their guests lie, steal or are otherwise flaky.

So before you get involved with Airbnb, you may want to take a look at this website we’ve found…

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Could it be? Why, YES IT IS! Whoop whoop, it’s the weekend! And to celebrate, here’s a quick recap of the posts we wrote this week:

This week Joe wrote about:

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Use Airbnb? Watch Out For Hidden Cameras

If you’ve ever used or considered using Airbnb, these are not the headlines you want to see:

Couple Uncovers Hidden Cameras In Nightmare Airbnb: Police (Huffington Post, 10/11/17)
Hidden Cameras Found In Airbnb Rentals (NBC News, 10/20/17)
You Should Probably Check Your Airbnb For Hidden Cameras (NY Magazine, 11/28/17)
Airbnb Guests Are Finding Hidden Cameras Planted In Their Rentals (CBS News, 12/6/17)

So what’s up with that???

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Our Weekly Recap: 11/5/17 – 11/11/17

Another week, another weekend! Here’s a quick review of what we posted this week:

Joe wrote about:

Sharon wrote about:

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Win A Trip to Denmark & Stay At The LEGO House

If you and your family had an infinite supply of LEGO bricks, what would you build?

That’s the theme of a new contest being co-sponsored by Airbnb and LEGO. One lucky winning family will be flown to Denmark and get to spent a one-night stay in the new LEGO House in the city of Billund, which is where LEGOs were invented in the 1930s.

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