A closer look at the links between short-term rentals and housing financialisation
The home-sharing site Airbnb has been used by more than 500 million people in over 100 000 cities in 191 countries since 2008. No doubt, digital platforms like Airbnb have rocked the market of short-term rentals and given rise to various issues, concerns and debates on local and national levels. One ongoing debate stems from the fact that short-term rentals have become professionalised – they are no longer covered by the ‘sharing economy’ in which hosts occasionally share their homes with visitors. The EU-funded POLIS project will study cases in two EU cities, Lisbon and Leipzig, to understand relations between short-term rentals and housing financialisation. It will investigate to what extent Airbnb channels financial investment into the housing market.
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