Love to travel and host people so this seems like a good fit. A few friends have used Airbnb, both to host and find a place to stay, and seemed to have good experiences with it.
Pim is supercool - and once you know her you´ll know that´s her description to a T. But for those who have yet to meet this friend of mine let me explain why she´s supercool: she is easygoing, has the cutest live-in lab puppy, knows NY and DC like the back of her hand, is a superb thai cook and to top it all off somehow always has a spotless house even when she claims its a mess.
So I guess what I´m trying to say is yeah- she´d be a good person to rent your place to worry-free. ;)
I Hosted Pim trough (website hidden) system, shes an adorable person and I had a great experience hosting her. I hope our paths meet again someday because id like to spend some more time with her!
Pim hosted me when my best friend and I traveled to DC last October '11. It was just an overnight trip but we were so well treated, and it really helps that Pim herself is so adventurous, so she made some really great suggestions for us for places to visit. Her apartment was perfectly situated in the heart of DC, with the subway, err, I mean Metro, just being a block away. And her place is very spotless and homey. Thank you, Pim, for that really wonderful time we had! See you in NYC soon I hope!
I've know Pim for many years and she is a good friend, great host, and fun traveler to be around. Highly recommended to meet/host/stay with her through Airbnb!