Our home has a vacant private apartment room in our backyard. For years we have hosted travelers and now in 2018 are using Air BNB to rent it. The location is just a 15 minute drive/uber from Downtown L.A. and a 5 minute walk to the L.A. river-bank (for morning runs). We live in a safe neighborhood, the room is private, has a big study desk and toiletries. While I will be the person you can message, my dad is the one who physically runs the room while I am at college.