We're a family of three, my wife Denise our son Cameron (17) and myself. We work with small handcraft producers in Nepal so travel quite a bit. Having used Airbnb in many different countries I'll have to say it has never let me down. We've met some really fun people and stayed in places where we felt like locals. We tend to travel light anyway and often for extended periods so having an apt. helps us save on expenses. Plus with a good kitchen shopping local is one of the best ways to get to know a place. We also carry a stove top espresso maker which is another way we save money and get off to a good start.