A San Francisco couple got an unpleasant surprise while on vacation. As they were on their way to an arts festival in the Nevada desert, they received an email from one of their friends, thanking the couple for renting their apartment on Airbnb. But the couple hadn’t actually put their apartment on the home-sharing site. Instead, they had hired a professional housesitter they’d found on the site TrustedHousesitters.com, who had then listed the apartment on Airbnb himself — for a price of $2,000 for five days.
TrustedHousesitters removed the offending housesitter’s profile from the site, and Airbnb banned that person’s profile as well. The couple is also pursuing a civil lawsuit against the housesitter.
What is the worst thing that’s happened to your home while on vacation?