I love hosting visitors to Edinburgh, because I love Edinburgh and enjoy sharing their enjoyment. I really appreciate being able to share the cleaning and caring roles with Zaidha, who lives upstairs and Ingrid who lives along the road. As a host, I think I'm pretty laid back - I try to welcome people, answer any questions and then leave them to settle in. But I'm at the end of the phone (or one of my partners is) if there are any problems.
I've chosen to return to Edinburgh for my (semi)retirement because I can - why wouldn't you! In Duddingston Village, just around the corner from the airbnb flat, I share a community garden, chickens and bees with other people from the village and yet I can hop on a 42 bus into town and be in the thick of things within 20 minutes - or walk into town in not much longer than that.