One daughter is in college, and the other is applying, and we want to rent out their rooms to make extra money. I am a photographer and my husband is in marketing. We have a wonderful sun-filled apt. on a tree lined street in Manhattan - close to everything! Our apt. is filled with books and photographs and 3 very friendly cats. We both work from home - so there are always people around - but your room is in the back and is quiet - or you can hang out with us. You can come and go as you please, and use the kitchen, living room, or dining room. People become part of our family - or stay to themselves - "whatever" seems to be our motto. People make themselves at home here. We always have had people stay here - but we are new to airbnb. My husband and I only speak English, but the daughter that is home until 8/2012 speaks Italian. We have books or go on line to translate, so other languages are not an issue. You can see 2 youtube videos of me at work by going to you tube and searching Jill Enfield.