Think Airbnb is a wonderful concept. We started renting from Airbnb from August 2011 and have, since then, stayed in about 30 places - mostly in Europe.
The experience has, so far, been mostly very positive and beats staying in a hotel any day!
We live in Geneva where Amanda works for an INGO. Originally from the UK & Thailand.
We are keen photographers & travelers (no kids) and are quiet and don't smoke.