I am a 32 yo Mechanical Engineer working in Hybrid and Electric Vehicle Research and Development. I'm a native of Chicago and have my home there but I travel a lot for work and may be at any given work site for several months at a time. I often use AirBnB to find temporary housing while I'm working from a remote site or to find a nice home away from home while on vacation.
I'm always looking for new adventures out in the wide world and I find that staying in the heart of things makes that much easier. Personally, I think hotels are often insulating and clinical. Getting out in the neighbourhood, sharing stories, and meeting real people who live their lives in a place makes travel much more enjoyable for me.
I'm easy going and very autonomous. Just give me a place to lay my head and point out the closest pub and I'll be just fine.