Wow, this is a very interesting conversation to read. I have never before had/heard of a negative Airbnb experience. My husband and I were able to afford a trip to Hawaii this year in part because we stayed with Airbnb hosts. I have used Airbnb in 5 different cities, each place clean and the hosts warm and friendly. We are also currently house hunting and would love to be able to use one bedroom for Airbnb to help us pay the cost of the mortgage. My thought in the NY case is that there definitely needs to be a way to protect people like B. Leokt from having a slumlord neighbor, but also allow for courteous people to enjoy sharing their space with conscientious travelers. My guess is that B. Leokt's neighbor is breaking a bunch of other laws that don't pertain to the "less than 29 days" law under discussion, such as occupancy limits. (You might consider reporting him to the city and/or Airbnb.) I hope that a compromise can be found to meet the needs of hosts, neighbors and the city.
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Such a great use of space! All the different functions of the room blend together wonderfully, yet remain distinct in purpose. It feels so refreshing and relaxing. Marvelous job!
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I absolutely adore this room! This is definitely in my top 5, and I think really fulfills the aim of the contest. This room is designed very intentionally with color, and it's such a beautiful result. I also love the repetition of lines in the bed picture: how they seem to morph from rigid diagonals in the pillow up through the headboard/frame and end up wonderfully organic in the tree pictures. Stunning!
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