I live in the San Francisco Bay Area, and I work as a freelance editor. My husband, Chris, and I are frequent and enthusiastic travelers who have had many successful house exchanges in the U.S., Canada, and Europe over the past 30+ years. We have great respect for other people's property, and we're very resourceful, reliable, quiet, and independent. We scheduled our first Airbnb rental in April 2012, and we realized that we were onto a very good thing. Since then we've arranged Airbnb rentals in Brooklyn, NY (twice); Amsterdam and Edam, NL; Grass Valley and Mammoth Lakes, CA; and Phoenix, Tucson, and Bisbee, AZ.