I went travelling around Europe in 2012 and used AirBNB alot and absolutely loved it. It was great to meet new people and have someone local tell you what is good around. I am now off again to go around Europe in 2013! I can't wait to get about and see the countries that I missed last time.
Being a home owner myself, taking care of a house is one of the most important things. Most of the time, I will be out seeing the city and it's culture but making sure the place is clean and tidy is still a priority even though it's a holiday, on the flip-side, I like to stay in clean and tidy places as well.