Here is what one Paris Airbnb host named Sara said to us via Airbnb message:
There is nothing wrong with Sara, except that she's offering her home to travellers when she shouldn't be... not if she cared about travellers (her guests) and their travel experience more than she cared about her own pocket.
So why does she? Because she can with Airbnb making it possible for her to earn some quick cash. But poor travellers who should stay in Sara's home... who wants to end up with a grudging 'room-mate' rather than a professional, kind host.
As a B&B professional service if we ever came across a host with this mindset we would never list them on our website. And so we learn by this 'angle' WHAT IS A real B&B... It's staying with a local who is a committed professional registered B&B host, a special, generous and openly hospitable person dedicated to the B&B service. A person who fits the B&B vocation (yes its a profession and full time job) has the natural urge and love of hosting guests in their homes. They WANT to meet worldly travellers, provide breakfast and helpful city tips to create a wonderful cultural experience. All in a polished and professional yet intimately caring manner. Rooms are kept to hotel quality standards and meet the B&B Quality of Charter. Many B&B hosts have other jobs too, they do not need money, the B&B is labour of love. But they dedicate their entire LIVES to it.