Airbnb: "Belonging Anywhere"

Airbnb: “Belonging Anywhere” In 2007, Brian Chesky and Joe Gebbia had an idea. The two roommates, who were looking for a way to pay the rent on their San Francisco apartment, noticed that an industrial design conference was attracting thousands of visitors to the city, leaving few vacancies at local hotels. If they could somehow “rent” their apartment for a few nights, it would help them pay the bills. Chesky and Gebbia created a simple website called (“it’s like Craigslist and, but classier”), and a few days later, three convention attendees slept on blow-up mattresses on their apartment floor.

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