We're an environmental journalist from Chicago and a human-rights lawyer from Nairobi, and we travel a lot for work and pleasure. We're new to Air BnB, but have spent half our lives crashing at people's places and letting people crash at ours.
We love the camaraderie of having people over, but we also want to know a bit about you. As you can see, we've provided plenty of references. We consider this feature the top selling point of AirBnB, and we do insist you do the same.