Minister Heather Humphreys
A study by Airbnb estimates that six hundred residents in the Mid East region, which includes Kildare, Meath and Wicklow, earned an average additional income of €2,300 per household between September 2015 and August 2016 for letting out rooms.
The report, “Home-Sharing: Empowering Regional & Rural Ireland,” was launched on November 9 by Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys.
It said 44% of hosts in the regional and rural area said that they are using the income to make ends meet.
Founded in August 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a marketplace for people to list, discover, and book accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone.