(CBS) — The number of overnight home rentals on Chicago’s South Side is skyrocketing, the home-sharing service Airbnb says.
South Side hosts generated $2.6 million in 2015, compared with $1.2 million the year before.READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Hot And Sunny For Days To Come
Alpha Brutin, an Airbnb host in Bronzeville, says there are only a handful of hotels on the South Side, and Airbnb is an affordable option. She’s hosted people from around the world.READ MORE: Thieves Steal Jeep With Woman Sleeping Inside In Edgewater As Rash Of Chicago Carjackings, Auto Thefts Continues
“It’s close to downtown, and it’s close to a lot of the museum campuses, it’s close to the lake — it’s not far from our president’s house,” she says of her part of the city.MORE NEWS: Officers Shoot, Wound Armed Suspect In Bronzeville, Police Say
Brutin rents her loft for $45 a night during the week and $75 on weekends.