Peace for the World

Peace for the World
First democratic leader of Justice the Godfather of the Sri Lankan Tamil Struggle: Honourable Samuel James Veluppillai Chelvanayakam

Saturday, May 12, 2018

Top bunk for $30 a day: Life inside one of Airbnb’s modern boardinghouses

Sireenat Tengamnuay and her twin sister, Sireenuch, stand in their hostel-style property which rents on Airbnb in the District. They renovated an old house that can now accommodate 35 guests. Most beds rent for $30 a night. (T.J. Kirkpatrick/For The Washington Post)

Divisions exist in every social ecosystem. And on a recent Friday night inside the cement walls of a District rowhouse turned church turned hostel, two major camps emerged. There were the young French speakers who headed to their rooms toting backpacks only to emerge an hour later in jackets and heels en route to a wedding celebration. And there were the gentlemen on the slipcovered couches of the basement common area — eating noodles, watching wrestling, settling in.