Morning Headlines: Developer Building Legal Airbnb in Philly

Unlike the other 900+ low-cost vacation rentals in the city.

Side view of another building on Amber Street by Postgreen Homes. Photo credit: Postgreen Homes.

Side view of another building on Amber Street by Postgreen Homes.
Photo credit: Postgreen Homes.

There are, as of publishing time, less than 1,000 Airbnb vacation rentals in Philadelphia (with prices ranging from $20 to $130/night). But a legal one is still in progress.

Postgreen Homes and Equinox Management & Construction is constructing an apartment building with a unit specifically for this purpose. The idea wasn’t out of the blue: the developers mentioned the vacation rental when applying for the building permit way back when. It would make Bill Green proud…


Can Bill Green — Who Has Used Airbnb — Make the Service Legal Before He Leaves?
This might be the first legal Airbnb rental in Philadelphia [Technical.ly Philly]
Airbnb, a sort of Couchsurfing for profit [Philly.com]

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