I’m an Airbnb host and I’m falling out of love with Airbnb

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I’ve started to wonder whether Airbnb has become, well, too “mainstream”. Do people no longer respect the trust that underpins the whole deal?

Is it OK to smoke in a no-smoking apartment, to leave rubbish all over the place?

Domain, Fairfax Media, June 2017. Read the full story here

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The Australian couple restoring an 18th century French chateau

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When Perth couple Karina and Craig Waters hired a car and headed on a scenic drive towards the Pyrenees, they weren’t seriously expecting to buy an 18th century, 96-room chateau.

After all, what business would an Australian taxation accountant and a neurological surgeon have in pouring their blood, sweat and savings into a French historical monument with the same protection status as the Eiffel Tower?

Domain, Fairfax Media, February 2017. Read the full story here.