My name is Pinar Yoldas , currently I'm a grad student at Duke University .
I have worked as an educator, interface designer and architect before.
I'm also running my own art practice and I spend most of my time on computers .
I did try to help Fatih and his friend as much as I could.
About the smell he is mentioning, coming fresh from Turkey from their possiblynewly built apartments these kids have no idea what it is like to live in an older house - not a concrete apartment building. As for cockroaches, this review makes my apartment look like a backdrop for a horror movie. I do get them since they're a Durham classic for houses like mine, but I have never had too many.
Given the fact that they left my sink dirty, with uncleaned dishes, I am nor surprised that cockroaches increased the number of their visits.
When I moved in, I couldn't believe what I saw. Nice and very understanding when we talked on the phone, they threw my sheets on the floor, my sofa was moved with pillows again on the floor, they left their abercrombie shopping bags all piled up next to y fridge and oh, completely forget to clean up after themselves after their last meal. I am utterly disappointed and feel exploited, having sent a professional cleaning team to make the apartment match "their high standards" .
I am very confused too, i hope to find an answer through AirBnb or I'm pulling my listing down to prevent future damage like this.