Flat but attractive
Denmark that is. It is a small and flat country. But very attractive to tourists from all over the world. From world-classy Copenhagen to the charming Nordic beaches in the mainland of the country.
Houses are in abundance. As with all Nordic people, the Danes like to have summerhouses in the countryside or near the sea. And when they don’t use them they like to share them.
Denmark is officially a vast home-sharing land. The largest in the Nordics. According to the stats, approximately 9% of all Danes take an active part in the sharing economy.
When it comes to homes, Airbnb thrives in Denmark. Although Sweden is 10 times larger than Denmark, the latter has double the number of listings.
Also, more than 50% of the nights spent in shared-homes in Denmark are by foreigners. Danes have overall no big issue with renting to strangers, moreover foreigners.
And more than 1 out of 3 tourists in Denmark rents a charming summer house by the Danish coast. Oh! So pretty!
But why is that? Why are Danes more open to sharing their stuff? Is it about money or something else?