Alex Pline's article "Housing, Not Lodging" talked about the tension that can arise between a community's need for more housing and the trend toward converting homes into short-term rentals (as through AirBnB).
This is a topic Strong Towns has published about before, including this two-part series by Kea Wilson:
- Part 1: I Thought Airbnb was Destroying My City. Until I Opened One.
- Part 2: The Case that Short-Term Rentals Actually Make Our Neighborhoods Stronger
We want to hear your thoughts:
- Do you see a tension between short-term rentals (STRs) and the need for more housing?
- Are STRs good or bad for your particular neighborhood?
- What do you think cities should do (if anything) to regulate the number and location of STRs?
- How can communities find a balance between STRs and permanent housing?
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