Holiday letting can be a ‘cancer’

You have to wonder what sort of community we have created when, in order for your neighbour to profit from an air b n b, you have to take sleeping pills so that you are not disturbed by ‘guests’ returning from yet another night out.

This ‘cancer’ that is air b n b and holiday letting is fracturing our community and causing great distress to those of us who moved here
for a peaceful life.

S. Wright, Byron Bay

One response to “Holiday letting can be a ‘cancer’”

  1. Doug Luke says:

    Well spoken S Wright!
    Holiday Letting and the big Air octopus are probably causing some residents to develop cancer from all the stress.
    I would repeat your line: “What sort of community have we created?”
    With so much bad publicity why would anyone even contemplate inflicting ‘Airbnb ing’ on their next door neighbour. However I do remember years ago, shortly after I arrived, naively, in Paradise, being told: “Money talks in this town.”
    So much for love thy neighbour!

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