Whilst tourists enjoy beaches and rainforest, Ilona Harker lives in her car after she and three flatmates were evicted from their rental property in the lead up to Christmas last year.

Harker, whose story was featured on a recent ABC report, feels she lost her home to the growing phenomenon of short term letting of properties through Airbnb and other disruptive technology platforms. All up, independent monitoring web site Inside Airbnb reports that Airbnb listings within Byron Bay totalled 1,794 in…