We - Bea and Frans - are a happy married couple. We are living in a beautiful area in the middle of the Netherlands. And from here it's only 40 minutes to Utrecht and 60 minutes to Amsterdam.
Summer '12 was the first time we used Airbnb. We were travalling in Canada and Washington. And it was a great pleasure! The most important reason for us was that we liked it to be with local people instead of staying in big unpersonal hotels. Afterwards we used Airbnb on our following holidays,
Our favourite holiday countries are Norway, Scotland, Iceland and Canada and the US. Two years before we traveled around in the Rocky Mountains and it was really amazing.
We love our house but most of our free time we spent outside the house. Gardening and also walking, running and biking in the nature here in the area. Although we are 53 and 54!
Both our children live on their own in other cities in Holland. Our daughter is studying arts and our sun is working at an health assurance organization.
I think we are very normal. Married 31 years (very long!), working, having family and friends, and we are christian. (normal christians ....:-))
I'm teacher at the Erasmus University, member of supervisory boards and I coach board of directors. Frans is managing director of a national organisation for midwifes/obstetrics. We like working and love our jobs.
When you want to know more: on LinkedIn you can find our profiles. For tweets (in Dutch) see Adviseursgroep and fransannot.
And ... yes: Airbnb inspired us! Last year they build a brandnew gardenroom in our garden and in sept 2012 we had our first guests. So we use airbnb on our holidays and we are hosts now. We can recommand it: for us it is a great pleasure to meet people from all over the world and give them a nice and warm place to stay.
You are welcome!
Bea and Frans Annot