From retirees boosting their fixed income, to artists covering their bills between projects, Airbnb helps Vancouverites afford an increasingly expensive city. Because for many Airbnb hosts, the extra income from sharing their home can make all the difference.
When a guest books a stay at an Airbnb home, 97% of the rental price goes directly to the host. Over 60% of Vancouver hosts say their Airbnb income helps them pay their rent or mortgage.
Airbnb hosts don’t just share their homes – they share their neighbourhoods and local business recommendations. When Airbnb guests stay local, they spend more money at local businesses.
Our Host Community
Michele is retired and living on a fixed pension. Airbnb helps her afford to stay in her home.
Michel is a filmmaker. He shares his home on Airbnb to help cover the bills when he’s between projects.
Lee visited Vancouver on a business trip but wanted to stay longer to explore. His Airbnb host provided him many recommendations so he got to see the hidden gems of the city.
Find out more about the dynamic home sharing community in Vancouver.