I am Anna, a huge airbnb-fan since I first heard about the concept in the beginning of August 2012.
Me and my husband have always made our best to avoid pre-booked stays at international hotel chains. We have preferred going local, finding private stays through our own network. Airbnb really has increased our opportunities to meet with real people from all over the world.
Airbnb is a brand of liberation. Free! Free at last.