Recently, dozens of local hosts planned and launched the first-ever Twin Cities home sharing club. For the club’s inaugural meeting, hosts gathered at one of Minneapolis’ new establishments, The Pint Public House, located near U.S. Bank Stadium. Hosts socialized over drinks and appetizers, completed a survey about their plans for hosting during 2018’s Super Bowl LII, and discussed existing and newly-proposed short-term rental regulations for Minneapolis, Saint Paul, and Bloomington. Local press was also in attendance to capture the event, and interview local hosts.
Hosts took the floor to tell their home sharing stories to the attentive crowd. Super Host Sean Doyle talked about his popular “spooky” listing, and Super Hosts Tess Galati and Carol Liege led the group discussion to coordinate future plans for the club, and to highlight the benefits of home sharing for hosts and the cities of Minneapolis and St. Paul.
One big topic of conversation was next year’s Super Bowl LII, which will take place at U.S. Bank Stadium. In addition to filling out surveys, hosts considered best practices and reasonable pricing options for the high-volume weekend.
“It was great to meet so many other Airbnb hosts!”
– Trudy Ohnsorg, Airbnb host
All in all, it was a successful club launch, and the host community is excited to keep up the momentum, and continue to organize, connect and advocate for home sharing across the Twin Cities. “It was great to meet so many other Airbnb hosts and to share information and ideas with them,” said Trudy Ohnsorg, Airbnb Super Host and current chair of the newly formed home sharing club. “What a delightful group of people!”