Are you planning a holiday, business trip or even a short break?
If you are, may we suggest you consider AirBnB?
About 18 months ago we stumbled across this site while Stuart was looking for accommodation for a trip to the US.
To say that we were a bit trepidatious at first would be an understatement. And we joked at the time that experience would either be the best ever, or it would be a total disaster…
Well… The trip turned out to be one of our best experiences ever.
And now we’re raving fans and active AirBnB’ers to boot…
AirBnB is what’s being described as “a peer-to-peer travel platform”, and it started some time in late 2007 when a couple of San Francisco flatmates, Joe Gebbia and Brian Chesky, rented out some space in their apartment to some fellow conference delegates who couldn’t secure rooms in any hotels.
Shortly after that they took the notion of “Couch-Surfing” to the next level and created the beginnings of the website in 2008.
Within a couple of years, Airbnb has spread to thousands of cities across hundreds of countries. On AirBnB you’ll find everything from an air-mattress in the spare room, to a Parisian apartment, to trea-houses, to castles, and even an aeroplane…
AirBnB has recently celebrated the 1,000,000th night booked too!
Vinh Van Lam & Stuart Horrex are active in the AirBnB community.
We travel and host regularly, and as such, when we travel we pay AirBnB a guest booking fee, and when we host, we receive payment for those room nights booked. As an affiliate we receive a percentage of the guest booking fee of bookings we refer.http://www.airbnb.com/?af=17061&c=mrect_01