Your Keys, Our Home.
If you dream of casting off your worldly possessions and traveling to your heart’s content, we hope our story will inspire you no matter your age.
In this book we share tales of living full-time in Airbnbs in more than 50 countries (at the time of writing). From the barber’s chair in Dublin and the dentist’s chair in Split, to a wild motorcycle ride in Athens, a peek behind the Soviet curtain in Transnistria and the demise of a chicken for dinner in Marrakech, we found the world to be just one big neighborhood.
You'll also find tips on how we pick our next Airbnb, how we get there and frugal ways to enjoy a new city, just as the locals do.
The Senior Nomads
Debbie & Michael Campbell
We are from Seattle,Washington, one of the most beautiful cities in America and a great place to call home — if you have one.
As we were closing in on retirement, we felt we had “one more adventure in us” so in July of 2013 we rented our house, sold our sailboat and one of our cars, and reduced our stuff until it fit in a small storage unit. We waved goodbye to our family and friends and set off to explore the world! Our goal was to live our daily lives in other peoples homes just as we would if we'd retired in Seattle - so far the experience has been everything we'd hoped for.
Since we left we have called over 175 Airbnbs home, and visited more than 230 cities in 70 countries including all of Europe, Turkey, Israel, Russia, Mexico, Africa, Cuba, The MIddle East and most recently, Central Asia. We are currently in Australia after a six week visit to New Zealand.
We weren't sure how long we'd be gone. Now, more than four years later, we still aren't sure! In fact, we sold our home in Seattle so now we truly are nomads.
Since July 2013, we’ve been traveling the world living almost exclusively in Airbnbs. We'd like you to try it, too! Here's $40 in credit for you to use the first time you book an Airbnb:
We’ve also compiled a full list of every Airbnb apartment, room, flat, bungalow, condo, suite and house we’ve stayed in during our travels. They are not necessarily our recommendations, although there are some great ones. Maybe they will inspire you to try Airbnb and next time you travel for fun or for business.