Recovering from an accident that left him unable to work, Evandro put his beautiful Rio home on Airbnb. He and his partner Leo pride themselves on providing a superlative experience for guests.Hear the Story
Seeking a truly memorable wedding, David and Harmony incorporated Airbnb's most popular listing, the Mushroom Dome treehouse, into their celebration and spent their honeymoon in a variety of unique Airbnb spaces.Hear the Story
Staying in Berlin with his daughter Cathrine, former West German wall guard Jörg met and befriended someone special at his Airbnb listing: his East German guard counterpart from the patrol days.Hear the Story
Formerly a rocket scientist with NASA's Space Shuttle program, Brian fulfilled a lifelong dream to travel around the world. He has stayed on Airbnb in dozens of countries.Hear the Story
Struck by a chronic illness, Tessa used Airbnb as a way to meet travelers from around the world and become a bona fide expert on London's neighborhoods.Hear the Story
When Hurricane Sandy hit New York City, host Shell opened her home to stranded travelers and locals, providing free housing and food for the community.Hear the Story
Shell not only lists rooms in her Brooklyn apartment, but she first connected with her roommate and her next door neighbor when they stayed with her as guests. See the listing
After staying with Julie and Peter, Shell said, "These two fabulous people have inspired me to look for ways to be a better host myself."
Composer, pianist, radio show host, community activist, passionate about food and music and people. See the listing
Julie and Peter say, "Andrea and his wife were fine hosts in the truly marvelous Trastevere neighborhood."
Andrea and his wife are hosts of a B&B in Rome. See the listing
Heather, who hosts her historic Indianapolis cottage, stayed with Holly in September and Shell in November. See the listing
Holly has hosted over 50 guests in the hayloft of her barn in West Virginia for a unique "glamping" experience. See the listing
Francisco and his wife stayed with Shell while traveling from Argentina to New York on their "babymoon."
Brigitte and eight of her friends came from Amsterdam to run in the New York Marathon. After rain forced the race's cancellation, her group had a safe haven from the weather to figure out next steps.
Matt stayed with Shell for two weeks. He says, "Shell was a font of knowledge for living in New York. I've ended up living next door!"
Karen hosts in Oslo, Norway, and owns her own tiny publishing house. See the listing
Karen stayed with Robin during the London Book Festival, saying, "The best part of the apartment is Robin himself."
Robin hosts in the Notting Hill neighborhood of London. See the listing
Chandini is an engineer from San Jose, California, who loved staying with Shell so much she did it twice last year. She also stayed with another guest of Shell's, Monica.
Monica was displaced from her Rockaways apartment due to Hurricane Sandy. Thanks to Shell, she had a warm place to stay while she got back on her feet.
Lisa is a designer from Melbourne, Australia. She's traveled the USA to gather inspiration for her newly published book of drawings from around the world.
People from over 150 different countries traveled on Airbnb in 2012, from every corner of the earth, coming from places as far as Madagascar, Fiji, and Nepal.