Housing study eyes short term rentals

Aug 9, 2017

CU Boulder graduate student Joe Stein in the kitchen at the Heatherbed, a short-term housing facility with 28 people and one kitchen.
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  This summer, the Aspen Skiing Company is partnering with two University of Colorado at Boulder graduate students to study housing in the Roaring Fork Valley.


The team is looking at Airbnb, VRBO and other short term rental websites. The study will look at how they affect town character, transportation and full-time housing stock. Reporter Alycin Bektesh spoke with Joe Stein, one of those researchers, about their initial results.