What Is Home-Sharing?

Home-sharing is a service connecting home-owners with people searching for short-term stays, such as Airbnb. Airbnb is an online marketplace that connects users who have empty rooms or entire homes with users looking for a place to stay. Airbnb includes more than 1,500,000 listings in 35,000 cities and 190 countries. It has more than 33,000 listings across Canada and over one million trips booked by Canadians on Airbnb around the world. In Toronto there are about 7,000 listings, including a condo in the entertainment district and a castle on 30 acres of parkland.

An average Chicago home-sharing host makes $8,300 per year in extra income. More than 50% of hosts in Chicago use that income to pay down their mortgage and stay in their home.

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I want you to help me write phase two of the Bill

In October of 2015 I introduced a Private Member’s Bill to address the gray area in legislation surrounding some aspects of the sharing economy, including ridesharing, homesharing and parking sharing.

Now, I’m working on phase two – a second Private Member’s Bill that will look at cottage food laws, carpooling, crowdfunding and task and skill sharing.

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I know the ideas for it. I know the problems. But I want you to help me write the Bill for the best solutions. For example, what foods should be allowed to be made and sold from a home kitchen, or how much should you be able to earn as a “tasker” in the sharing economy?

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