I am a social scientist from a major Swiss university. Since 2013, I have been working on a research project, in which I address the question above: “What does it mean to be an Airbnb Host?”.
Clearly, much of what has been written in previous posts and comments addressed this question in one way or another. I will avoid posing any repetitive questions. I follow research ethics, which oblige me to ensure both confidentiality and anonymity to all my informants. Most importantly, however, I am not going to use any specific posts or comments for my study without asking you personally for your permission.
Finally, I am just grateful to learn from you. I am convinced that your stories will enhance, complete and round of my knowledge about hosting on Airbnb, which I gained through personally interviewing Airbnb Hosts.
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