Would you rent out rooms in your home? Toronto's Lisa Marion has. She's been using Airbnb, a popular site that streamlines the process of renting out extra bedrooms for short-term home and apartment stays.
What's not to like? Avoid high hotel rates, get to stay in neighborhoods where there probably aren’t hotels at all and connect with plugged-in local hosts as well. Plus, the best listings will have plenty of photos and reviews from other users.
Ask someone who lives in a condo building how happy they'd be if their neighbour was using Airbnb a few days a week though.
At the best of times, the landlord-tenant relationship can be tricky. But when you're then subletting the same space, it becomes even more complex -- particularly when you find you're actually breaking the law.