People from all walks of life, living in countries around the world, become Airbnb Hosts for different reasons. While many hosts use their Airbnb earnings to help make ends meet, some use their earnings to save for their children’s university education, to buy a new car, to travel, to pay for home renovations, the list goes on. But what all Airbnb Hosts share are the rewards of welcoming Airbnb guests from around the world into their home, and then providing them with an intimate knowledge and deeper connection to the local community. While travelers may arrive as Airbnb guests, many leave as friends.