It takes two to Tango and Necia deserves half the credit for our great shared experience. After two years of hosting via AirBnB we have seen the broad spectrum of experiences from strictly a real estate business transaction to what Necia so beautifully describes. I have a good friend who prefers to not even see his airbnb host, and I respect his preference. I (John) am pretty far to the friendly end of the spectrum. Susie is a little closer to the middle. We offer both our downstairs guest bedroom with everything shared, and our entire attic with nothing shared. Choose accordingly. While we sometimes have great social contact with guests in the attic, it is comfortable if we do not. However, it is much more pleasant to share the downstairs with someone who is like Necia. - open , smart, and authentic.