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Renting in regional Australia just got harder: Airbnb host numbers soar by one third

Jay-Anna Sleeman
Updated August 26 2022 - 10:54am, first published 10:30am
Global short stay accommodation giant Airbnb says countries with an increase in inflation also saw an increase in the number of new hosts in the three months to July 2022. File picture
Global short stay accommodation giant Airbnb says countries with an increase in inflation also saw an increase in the number of new hosts in the three months to July 2022. File picture

In the midst of a national housing and cost of living crisis, the number of Australians leasing properties through Airbnb for the first time leapt by one third in just three months compared to the same time in 2021.

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Jay-Anna Sleeman

Reporter for the Western Advocate. First began as a sports journalist with ACM in 2018 before moving on to cover news and court.

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