I'm a student working on a PhD in Anthropology. I also teach Anthropology and Spanish. I travel a lot and have a bit more apartment than I need.
I’ve lived in Spain, India, and Peru, travelled extensively in Latin America and Europe, and worn out my welcome in Australia and Hong Kong. I'm now punished, doomed to stay put in NYC until I've finished my dissertation.
I like the energy travellers bring with them. I'm happy to host short term visitors from time to time, especially if you are from a country I have never been to. For me airbnb is an extention of the steady stream of friends, family, and friends-of-friends who end up here when they visit NYC.
I'll post a note about dates I am out of town when you can have the entire apartment to yourself.