Sparkling Urban Hosts In Agreement
In Raleigh, N.C., Sheri Outlaw offers through Airbnb a “Sparkling Clean Social Distancing Space”, in the small house behind her house where her great-grandparents once lived. As soon as the virus appeared, Ms. Outlaw`s food store was filling up. Then, in early March, it lost all of its Airbnb bookings when the company offered 100 percent refunds for stays booked on or before March 14, and with check-in between March 14 and May 31, regardless of the host`s cancellation policy. (Airbnb pays hosts $250 million as partial compensation.) Australian farmers say an international agreement to remove agricultural export subsidies will put them on an equal footing with their overseas competitors. Wisconsin winemaker Steve Johnson doesn`t insinuates himself as a mad scientist. In fact, he considers it a compliment. Finally, Johnson has just created two new wines, both the first for the United States. Wine market — the first wine, called Northern Wine, to ferment red and white grapes together, so that the juice that remains in the shells is not wasted, and Wisconsin`s first sparkling wine, called Bubbler, in an allusion initiated to Wisconsin`s common language for water fountains. Both are available online from Parallel44.com, at kewaunee`s winery near Green Bay, and at their second site, Der Door 44 Winery in Sturgeon Bay. As municipalities tighten the rules of social distancing, short-term rentals have become a stretched piece of grass. In areas like California`s Jersey Shore and Newport Beach, and in countries like Pennsylvania and Vermont, officials have severely limited short-term rentals in order to prevent residents of hot urban areas from spreading the coronavirus to lower-density places.
Recent evidence has shown that their caution is warranted. Units, he added, tend to be clustered inside buildings rather than scattered across private residences, and are not the target of the same pushback as other short-term rentals in dense urban environments where residents get into the comings and goings of strangers, especially in a pandemic. . . .