Airbnb represents a significant shift in society. The first Airbnb that I ever stayed at was in South Florida. Several millennials lived there and what they lacked in lawn care, they made up for in how emotionally accommodating they were.
The hostess was a young bride- I arrived just two days after her wedding. This made me curious. I really thought a honeymoon was required after getting married. I knew people whose honeymoon was the significant motivator to marry. Even if you had little money, you had take some time off. Today’s society is less concerned about tradition and more focused on self interest.
The millennials appear to be a little more matter of fact about things like marriage, almost like a middle aged person on their third marriage. I’m not saying the bride wasn’t happy, she was. She showed me her wedding dress which she had made herself. Everyone there, in fact, was an artist in some way and welcomed me, as a fellow artist, with open arms.
It’s an interesting experience to stay in a stranger’s home. Their food is in the fridge and their shampoo is in the shower. Even though there are precautions in place by the company, there is a large amount of trust that each party has to place in the other.