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Living and Dying on Airbnb

My dad died in an Airbnb rental, and he’s not the only one. What can the company do to improve safety?

Photo-illustrations by Matter

TThe rope swing looked inviting. Photos of it on Airbnb brought my family to the cottage in Texas. Hanging from a tree as casually as baggy jeans, the swing was the essence of leisure, of Southern hospitality, of escape. When my father decided to…

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