Home sharing is helping Seattleites stay in the city they love and cover their day-to-day expenses. Airbnb will keep up our work with Seattle lawmakers to ensure hosts are sharing responsibly and identify solutions that embrace innovation and the new economy while protecting Seattle’s housing supply.
Spotlight: Home sharing makes the world smaller for Angela and Herman
Angela and Herman have been hosting for about two years, and rent out a separate unit behind their home. “Our family was growing, our first daughter, Rosie, had some health issues, and we had a mortgage,” Herman adds. “And we thought our unit in the back was too small for a long-term tenant but perfect for something short term, and we heard about Airbnb from our friends and gave it a try.”
“Thanks to Airbnb, we were able to pay our daughter’s health bills.”