Senior citizens across Europe have become the fastest growing segment of Airbnb hosts, doubling in numbers over the last year.
According to a new report published by the short-term vacation rental site, seniors aged 60 and over have become an increasingly important demographic, with 160 000 - or 10 percent - of European listings posted by retirees.
That figure is nearly double what it was in July 2015.
Leading the charge in Europe? Seniors in France, who represent 15 percent of hosts.
Likewise, French cities take up the first six spots on the list of top 20 European cities for senior Airbnb hosts, with Biarritz, Cannes, La Rochelle, Antibes, Avignon and Aix-en-Provence.
Seniors in Ireland and Italy meanwhile are tied to represent 13 percent of the market across Europe, while pensioners in the UK, Croatia, and Portugal each take up 11 percent of the pie.
Guests looking for a guarantee may also want to seek out accommodations owned and operated by pensioners as the report found that seniors are the highest-rated hosts in Europe, with 70 percent of older hosts receiving a perfect five-out-of-five score.
In fact, the older the host, the higher the probability of a perfect score.
Nearly half of respondents (45 percent) said that the extra income earned from being an Airbnb host has allowed them to keep their homes and avoid moving, while a quarter of hosts said the income has even helped them avoid an eviction and losing their home.
Senior hosts in Europe rent out their homes for an average of 23 nights a year, earning about 3 000 euros.
Here's a breakdown of the most active Airbnb senior citizen hosts across Europe:
Ireland and Italy 13%
The UK, Croatia, Portugal, 11%
Switzerland, Spain and Netherlands, 9%
The top 20 cities in Europe with active senior hosts:
La Rochelle, France