Although I’m not hosting through airbnb yet, we have tried renting to a few people we know. I’m considering it sort of a rehearsal, and meanwhile I am concentrating on updating the space, which needs some things like a new TV before it’s truly airbnb ready. So we had someone come in the other day, and they were very considerate guests. They cleaned up after themselves, they packed out their garbage to the dump, they stripped the sheets—
Which I couldn’t find. I turned the place upside down. I was ready to swear that my first hosting experience had been sheet thieves, and I was completely mystified as to why they would steal the sheets and not the very nice lamp I just bought for the place—
Until I found the sheets neatly piled in the shower.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m happy that they stripped the beds, and I’m delighted that they were eager to help me out. After the fact, I’m sort of amused by the whole thing. I just don’t get the logic behind it.
Have you guys ever had something similar? Guests doing something harmless or intended to be helpful, but it just turned out sort of weird?