In 2022 the typical Host in Colorado earned approximately $16,900 in supplemental income by sharing their home.
Airbnb was born in 2007 when two Hosts welcomed three guests to their San Francisco home, and has since grown to 4 million Hosts who have welcomed more than 1 billion guest arrivals across 220+ countries and regions. Travel on Airbnb helps keep more of the financial benefits of tourism with the people and places that make it happen.
In Colorado, Airbnb is an important economic tool for residents who share their homes to earn extra money. Home sharing has allowed Coloradans to navigate the economic upheaval of the pandemic and keep up with the increasing cost of living. The majority of Hosts – approximately 85 percent – share just one home, and by welcoming guests who spend money at small businesses, local restaurants and natural attractions, Hosts across Colorado also help support their local economies.
A source of supplemental income
For many Coloradans, the income they earn by sharing their homes enables them to keep up with the rising costs of living in the state.
In 2022 the typical Host in Colorado earned approximately $16,900 in supplemental income by sharing their home on Airbnb. This money helps cover everyday costs – 48% of Hosts in Colorado say hosting allows them to meet the rising cost of living, and 45% of Hosts say hosting helped them stay in their home.
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Median host earnings during the 12 month period ending in 12/31/2022
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Trust & Safety
The safety and security of our community is a top priority. As a result, we have invested heavily in tools and resources for our Hosts, their guests and the communities they live and visit, and continue to seek new and innovative ways to lead the industry on issues of trust and safety. The following includes some of the critical measures and resources we provide:
- Neighborhood Support Line: This hotline has proven to be an important tool in our efforts to combat unauthorized gatherings and enforce our ban on party houses. The number is (855) 635-7754.
- Law Enforcement Portal: In 2019, Airbnb established our Law Enforcement Portal, which provides a secure channel for law enforcement to submit valid legal requests for information, track requests and receive updates. To create an account and submit a request, please visit www.airbnb.com/lert.
- Global Ban on Parties: Our policies ban disruptive parties and unauthorized gatherings in our listings.
- Risk detection tools: Innovative safety-focused technologies aimed at helping to reduce the chance of disruptive parties and help Hosts protect against neighborhood disruption – including industry-first proprietary reservation screening technology, as well as heightened interventions during certain times of year, like New Year’s Eve, that can attract a higher risk of unauthorized or disruptive parties.
- Home and booking protection: AirCover for Hosts provides top-to-bottom protection against rare issues like property damage and covers every booking made on Airbnb, while Aircover for Guests provides comprehensive protection free for all guests and on every reservation made on Airbnb in the unlikely event of an issue with a stay.