Having been a host for four years now, I’ve hosted hundreds of guests, almost all of whom were great people.
However, every now and then, I am hosting someone who obviously doesn’t have a permanent home. So basically, I am giving shelter to a homeless person. Sometimes, those people have well-off friends who will pay for the stay, since the guys who are homeless are obviously often broke, too. But other homeless people don’t mind paying the regular fees, so they are basically long-term guests who provide a constant income to me.
Now this is not generally a problem. However, these “homeless” people are obviously different from normal guests. They are not really “settled down”, they often don’t have a permanent job, neither do they have close friends, and also, they create a certain atmosphere in my home which is different. They are usually very friendly, sometimes even too friendly, since they tend to need a lot of attention, i.e. they are constantly seeking conversation with me (I am a live-in host, i.e. I live in the same flat, too).
Is anyone else able to share experiences with hosting “homeless people”?