Airbnb: A Room for All Seasons - Spear's Magazine

Airbnb: A Room for All Seasons

Spare capacity is usually a term economists chuck about when they want to say we could all be working a bit harder, but let’s think about it differently for once. You have a house — probably more than one, or at least one you’re not in all the time. What do you do with its spare capacity, those lonely nights when it’s by itself?

Airbnb allows householders to put their properties on the market for as little as a night for anyone around the world to book. There is (as these pictures testify) a range of high-end houses — and castles, and yachts — for rent, meaning chez toi might just fit grandly in.