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70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB (Housing and Affordable Living)
Lopez Island
April 16, 2018
Posted by Julienne Battalia, Lopez Island

I have a friend who wants to move to Lopez from Shaw Island. In tying to help her find a place I was curious, so I went on airbnb to just see what was listed there...
70 HOUSES FOR SHORT TERM RENTAL ON LOPEZ ISLAND!!!!!

This is a very, very, sad and very disturbing situation we are in as A community.

I am putting out a CALL for compassion, kindness and generosity to those of you with homes for rent on airbnb.

IF YOU WANT OUR COMMUNITY TO THRIVE IN THE WAYS THAT FIRST ATTRACTED YOU TO LOPEZ ISLAND, THEN PLEASE CONSIDER ALLOWING A LOCAL COMMUNITY MEMBER TO RENT YOU HOUSE AND HAVE A HOME.

BE THE CHANGE YOU WANT TO SEE IN THE WORLD.


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Juliene Gschwend: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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I see that the land trust has an ad right now for people who want to help build small houses that will rent for $600. It's not family housing, but try and find a deal like that in the city. Lopez in my opinion does very well in helping a significant.... Read all
Brenna Jael: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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As someone who was forced to leave the island after 19 excellent years, my heart is still completely broken because I felt "kicked to the curb" by this supposedly compassionate community. Not only was I struggling along in primitive (affordable).... Read all
John Fox: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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I agree that housing should be a priority for residents and that more should be built sooner rather than later. The area behind the post office is vast and I have often wondered why nothing is there?

I have friends with vacation rentals as well.... Read all
Colby White: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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San Juan county is a vacation home paradise.
People looking for long term housing have difficulty because of the lack of high density affordable housing, and because people with summer homes choose to obtain cash flow by renting short term. Renting.... Read all
Julienne Battalia: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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20 more homes on VRBO AND HOMEAWAY
John Fox: 70 Lopez Island homes for rent on AIRBNB

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Unfortunately this has been happening for the nearly 30 years I have been coming to Lopez. Sites like VRBO somehow managed to keep the peace but Airbnb is not only the Antichrist of the hospitality business but also an enemy of long term housing world.... Read all