June 9, 2016
Remember the pot-bellied pig craze? Back in the ‘90s, a lot of people started keeping them as pets — adorable little miniature pigs. Designer pigs, really. Then the pigs started to grow. They were no longer cute little pigs. They were large swine threatening to take over the house. And desperate owners began dropping them off in parks in the middle of the night. Airbnb is like a pig. It started as a cute little idea — homeowners renting out spare rooms, making a little cash, helping pay off the mortgage while providing tourists the chance to live in a cozy domestic setting. But Airbnb has grown. It’s now a giant porker gobbling up the Vancouver rental market….
Source: http://vancouver.24hrs.ca/2016/06/09/vancouver-must-put-leash-on-airbnb