We are a family of 5 from the San Francisco Bay area- our children are ages 6, 9, and 11. We are always looking to get outdoors into nature. We love camping, hiking, biking, poking around in streams, and geocaching. We love Airbnb - the concept and the sense of community. We're a normal level of loud for a family of our age group, and our kids know how to behave in someone else's home. We've rented many vacation homes over the years and always try to leave a home as if we were never there - we try very very hard to be considerate, thoughtful, and low-maintenance guests. My husband works for a software company and I am a veterinarian - we have a dog and a cat ourselves (who stay home with a lovely pet-sitter when we travel) so we welcome homes with a little cat and dog hair - adds texture. At this point we're limiting our travels to whole-home rentals.