Remote work allowed young professional Nataliea Abramowitz to sample life in eight states over about eight months.
Locals who live near national parks, like Joshua Tree, are seeing more and more housing stock become lucrative short-term rentals.
Where once the company fought regulations, now its pre-empting them with its own policies designed to curb bad behavior by renters.
A market for people who are seeking select properties, and who are willing to pay the price. Concierge and helicopter service, anyone?
Some critics say popularity of Airbnb and other short-term rentals is discouraging investment in affordable housing.