Home sharing community meets the co-founder of Airbnb

Airbnb hosts a monthly home sharing get-together at the Berlin office. Co-Founder Nate Blecharczyk attended the most recent event.

More than 50 guests attended the monthly home sharing get-together on March 7th at Airbnb’s Berlin office. Attendees included hosts of the first community meetup – the Berlin Home Sharing Club – as well as plenty of new faces.

Nathan Blecharczyk, co-founder of Airbnb, was also a guest at the last regulars’ table. He came to Berlin for a visit at the ITB and used the opportunity to meet home sharers from and learn more about home sharing in Berlin.

“It was great to meet Nate and get first-hand insights about Airbnb’s vision of the future of travel.”

Tim, Home Sharer in Berlin

In a compelling talk, Nathan presented the 10-year plan and the concept of “Airbnb for everyone”. He also spoke of the extended Superhost Program and the benefits it offers top-notch hosts who consistently provide great experiences for their guests. Nathan further delineated the new categories on Airbnb like business and family travel, which will be included on the platform in the near future.

In the context of International Women’s Day, Nate pointed out that more than half of Airbnb’s hosts worldwide are women, and that Airbnb offers female hosts an opportunity to be more financially independent. Throughout his remarks, Nate emphasized, that it is the great community of hosts and guests, that makes Airbnb a unique and special platform.

“I enjoyed spending the evening with Airbnb hosts in Berlin to share our 10 year roadmap and celebrate our women hosts who make up more than half of our host community.”

Nate Blecharczyk, Co-Founder Airbnb

Following the presentation, hosts were invited to ask questions. The group discussed the future of home sharing on the platform as well as Airbnb’s capacity to innovate. Many hosts used the occasion to provide their own Ideas for product development.

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