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No Football for Me This Weekend

February 2, 2018 // Posted in Fun, Life, Travel (Tags: , , ) |  No Comments

It’s Super bowl 2018 weekend, but this post isn’t going to be about football. In fact, since I don’t care about either team at all, I’m not going to waste my time watching the game. I have too much to do around the house this weekend.

My friends who live in Minneapolis rented out their house to someone traveling to town to attend the super bowl.  They rented through Air BNB.  After looking into it, I found that Air BNB is a neat idea about renting rooms or houses, and was initially started by two guys who couldn’t afford the rent on their loft apartment.  The initial idea was to put an air mattress on the floor in their living room of their San Francisco loft and making it into a Bed and Breakfast.

The concept has expanded to people renting their entire houses, apartments, private rooms, castles, boats, tree houses, tipis, igloos and private islands!  How cool would it be to rent a private island?

The guests have to complete a profile including a photo so that the homeowners get to “meet” the guests a head of time.

The homeowner is advised to have insurance covering damage by guests but Air BNB also offers $1,000,000 in secondary coverage which covers for damage including vandalism and theft.

I had another friend that used Air BNB to stay in an awesome townhouse for a celebratory weekend in New York City.  I haven’t used it myself but it seems like a great concept and something I’d use if I was traveling.