I stayed at an airbnb and it was fantastic. For the cost of staying one night in a traditional hotel, I enjoyed two nights in a more private and better location. It was a good feeling knowing that I was not at the mercy of some nameless corporation, but my stay actually was helping the average Joe.
I had concerns of course staying at an airbnb place but I had a friend who stayed at one and said she had a great time. So with the savings and the positive recommendation I bravely went forward. Now I would do it again. What is even more amazing is that Tesla announced they are working with airbnb to bring charges to those locations. What a wise and great marketing way to show that people can really do whatever they want, and their Tesla experience will be different and wonderful.
It would be nice to continue to move the money towards the average person with these kind of sharing things. I do think it has to be carefully done. I like that airbnb has insurance for its network providers. I like that there is some sort of quality guarantee. I like the fact that it is a recommendation and profile based system where you can have a relationship with good providers. I don’t like things like Uber which put all of the risk on the end person. No single person can bear the cost of a bad customer, or an unfortunate circumstance out of their control. So it needs to be reasonable for it to be successful.