Hospitality

Politics & Government
8:42 am
Thu December 11, 2014

Charlotte, Raleigh, Wilmington Wrestle With B&B Vs. Airbnb

The Oakwood Inn Bed and Breakfast (left) is in an 1871 Victorian-Era home on downtown Raleigh's Blooworth Street. Three blocks away, neighbor Terry McManus recently listed a room for rent through Airbnb in her 1921 arts-and-crafts-style home. More than 2,600 rooms are available for rent in North Carolina through Airbnb.
Credit Jorge Valencia

The Oakwood Inn Bed & Breakfast was built in 1871, and since 2001, Doris Juerkiwicz has been the owner and innkeeper. It was earlier this year that she heard about some brand new competition.

A woman ran the bell at Victorian-era house in historic Oakwood in downtown Raleigh, and asked Juerkiwicz if she remembered her.

"She said, 'I used to stay with you, but I'm staying at your neighbor’s now because I just can’t beat the price,'" Juerkiwicz remembers.

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The State of Things
12:16 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

Inviting Strangers To Live With You

Credit Random House

  

For most people, the home is a private sanctuary. But for Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and his family, inviting strangers to live in their house is just a way of life.

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