for vacations, bachelor(ette) parties, temporary housing and other stays. There are listed on the platform by an online community of over 4 million Airbnb hosts around the world.
That’s a lot of spare living space, and a convenient side hustle—the average Airbnb host in supplemental income in 2022.“One of the things I love so much about Airbnb is economically empowering people and how much that can do for people in their lives,” says Joe Gebbia, the co-founder of Airbnb, regarding the company’s customers. “I’ve always been interested in finding the next novel way to do that.”Incidentally, that “next novel way” is already up and running.
In 2022, Gebbia took a seed he’d been cultivating at Airbnb and launched it as an independent startup called Samara. Its first product, simply called Backyard, is a made-to-order studio or one-bedroom accessory dwelling unit (ADU) that homeowners can configure online, like a Tesla.Read more on success.com