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A Calgary family said their home had been destroyed by guests who rented it via the popular accommodation website Airbnb.

"Our hardwood floors are all popping because there are pools of liquor. There are glass shards, there are dents in our walls, toilets were flooded and plugged with condoms," said homeowner Star King.

King said she agreed to rent her house in northwest Calgary to four adults, who said they were in town for a wedding.
She and her husband, Mark, turned their keys over to the renters on Saturday night and went to stay with their in-laws in another part of the city.
King said that shortly after, she started receiving texts from neighbours, telling her the police had arrived.
She was told that a "huge luxury party bus pulled up" and 100 people piled into her home.
The King family had to plead with the renters to pack up and leave, who she said were "just totally wasted."