IT’S A GREY AREA LEGALLY, BUT MORE OF US ARE DOING IT TO MAKE ENDS MEET.
• Technically, you must get permission from the landlord before you can sublet, but recent rulings have weakened this.
• Airbnb is valued at nearly $40bn, more than the Hilton chain and higher than the value of the Hyatt and Accor hotel groups combined.
• More than two million listings in 191 countries.
• Airbnb averages more than 500,000 guests per night.
• There are nearly twice as many Airbnb listings in Sydney than in San Francisco.
• On average, Airbnb hosts in Melbourne and Sydney make between $7000 and $9000 a year.
• More than 50 per cent of Australian hosts offer their entire homes for rent.
• The three busiest times for Airbnb bookings in Sydney are New Year’s Eve, Mardi Gras and NRL Grand Final weekend.