Airbnb

Stuff

I Built a House From Garbage and Put it on Airbnb in a Failed Scheme to Get Rich

As you can see, there were problems.
Julian Morgans
12.15.16
Stuff

Airbnb Hosts Explain What Guests They Don't Want in Their Homes

The Swedish Airbnb hosts we talked to collectively reject one demographic: young people who like to party.
John-David Ritz
10.19.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Airbnb Is Politely Asking Its Hosts Not to Be Racist

The company is trying to keep hosts from discriminating against renters by having users agree to a "community commitment," as well as getting rid of profile photos.
VICE Staff
9.8.16
Stuff

When Strangers Run a Brothel in Your House, and Other Traumatising Airbnb Experiences

The sharing economy is a thing of beauty and a thing of horror.
VICE Staff
6.24.16
tech

Judges Ruled a Woman Can Sue the Website She Says Enabled Her Rapists

An anonymous aspiring model says Model Mayhem should have done more to warn her of the predators lurking on the site, and a three-judge panel is allowing her lawsuit to proceed.
Allie Conti
6.3.16
tech

The Sharing Economy Is Not Your Friend

Exploring the claims that Uber and Airbnb dodge laws, avoid taxation, and manipulate data for profit, while claiming to help everyday consumers.
Drew Millard
2.13.16
travel

How a Teenage Dream Spawned the Only Micro Nation on Airbnb

The story of Atlantium, a Non-Territorial Global Sovereign Entity near Sydney that almost went to war with another micro nation over a dispute about stamps.
James Baines, Photos: Lauren Stopps
2.9.16
The VICE Guide to Right Now

Brooklyn Guy Lists Igloo on Airbnb for €185, Which Almost Seems Reasonable

We've stayed in worse, for more.
Allison Tierney
1.26.16
Stuff

My Wedding Night Was Interrupted by a Coke-Fueled Orgy in My Apartment

This is how I learned to love the sharing economy.
Justine Smith
1.7.16
Stuff

How to Flat-Share with a Refugee and Crowdsource the Rent

A young Berlin couple have set up an Airbnb-style website, Refugees Welcome, that pairs refugees with hosts willing to give up a spare room.
Jessica Holland
9.3.15
Stuff

How to Avoid a Drug-Fueled Orgy When Renting Out Your House on Airbnb

Airbnb makes it easy to rent your home out to total strangers, but how do you stop those total strangers from leaving their bodily fluids behind them?
Elianna Lev
5.12.15
The Blobby Boys & Friends

Fashion Cat in 'Airbnb'

Fashion Cat is struggling to still be a cool, young dude. That's not easy when it sucks to be a cool, young dude.
Alex Schubert
6.25.14