With sites like Airbnb dominating headlines in recent years, the very nature of travel is in the early stages of reform. Gone are the days of hotels and hostels serving as our only options for accommodation. As the number of Airbnb alternatives grows, so do our potential travel possibilities.
With the advent of home rental booking sites and vacation rentals, renting a room or a property straight from another person can save you a sizable amount of cash, and you might even be helping the host to pay their bills in the process.
Often you’ll get a relaxed, homey feel with a complete set of amenities. And if you’re traveling abroad and renting a room from a local family, you might get a slice of cultural immersion, with a chance to stay in an authentic neighborhood.