Blog Archive for April 2015

Why Share with Strangers

Today’s news story is about the Calgary couple, Mark & Star King, whose house was vandalized for $50,000 again involving an Airbnb guest (http://bit.ly/1bH2eON).  A question being asked in social media is why would they rent to complete strangers?  As a fan of Airbnb,  I think it’s because those who participate in the sharing economy believe in a...
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Trust in the sharing economy - an $18,000 mistake

I was an early adopter in 1989 of room sharing with Servas (https://www.usservas.org). I'm a member of the house sharing networks Couchsurfing, HomeAway and HomeLink. We have had good visits and extraordinarily wonderful visits such as the time we were hosted by a Servas family in Australia. One family we met through HomeLink have became lifelong...
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