I have a very deep connection with AirBnb. From 2011 I rented out my apartment in Berlin. During my startup time in Silicon Valley I even met the AirBnb Founders. I loved the idea from the beginning. It is great to have a personal contact with the hosts, staying in a personal furnished apartment makes the whole trip very authentic.
Nowadays I am not a host anymore, but my girlfriend and I still like to travel and explore the cities over a weekend.