Renters Become Hoteliers on a new Web Site


You've got some space and a spare air mattress; they've got some extra cash and a need for a comfy place to sleep. There's only one solution. Thanks to websites like Airbnb, anyone with a bit of extra space can transform their home, or at least part of it, into a makeshift bed and breakfast. Connecting frugal travelers with accommodations ranging from a free couch in Tribeca, New York to a private tree house loft in Sempora, Malaysia, Airbnb offers hosts in any of the 90 countries the ability to make a little side cash off of their extra space with the site itself taking a 12 percent cut on all reservations.