So here is a whole new spin on the concept of divorce travel. Homelessness during or after a divorce can be a little bit distressing. Often times, a displaced spouse is at a loss for living arrangements in the first few months or even up to a year of being divorced. Many find themselves living out of suitcases in hotels, with friends, or even in their parents’ basement.
There are solutions to this. Divorce travel and staying in an Airbnb. Airbnb is very popular with the divorce community especially for people in between the start and end date of their divorce and can be a nice alternative to living in your parents’ basement. The great thing abour Airbnb is that it is literally global. You can just take off for a few months and hop around and stay in private digs while you sort out yourself after your divorce. The sky is the limit of where you can end up. Or Venice. You can just go to Venice.
As it turns out, Ashton Kutcher, the Hollywood actor, is part owner of airbnb and he travelled quite a bit after his divorce and he has copped to stay in airbnbs in Europe when he was in the middle of divorce from Demi Moore. So if airbnbs are good enough for Ashton Kutcher then they are good enough for everybody, eh?
Beware though, that sometimes, airbnb can become a bit of a quagmire for certain guests. One 63 year old divorced man took airbnb to London high Court after the website banned him from listing properties following complaints from a female guests that he was exchanging massages for some type of quid pro quo. Another time, a New Zealand airbnb host was accused of bringing about the divorce of an American couple who had been married for more than 30 years prior to meeting the sexy Kiwi host. To wit, this post.
In spite of these minor drames, it appears that the divorce community and the airbnb community can make good bedfellows.