Airbnb homes and people: exploring experiences of the users of the online renting service.
About the project:
This is a qualitative project that explores how peer-to-peer accommodation renting services influence notions of home living and home sharing and how places and localities are constructed and represented through shared 'stories' and practices of belonging. The study uses methods and approaches developed within sociology of home and material culture to explore travel activities focusing on Airbnb hosts’ and tenants’ experiences, relationships, material and sensory environments of homes, house rules, localities and belonging in the context of the ‘living like a local’ narrative promoted by Airbnb. The study is currently in data collection stage.
TO find out more
Please contact Anna Pechurina or Ken Kajoranta:
Address: School of Social Sciences, Leeds Beckett University
City Campus, Leeds
You can also read more detailed information on our project leaflet