What’s more dangerous in your kitchen: A bear, or a gas stove? The answer wasn’t what I wanted to hear.

Emily Kemme cooks in her Greeley home on her gas stove, a behemoth that she sold a car to buy. Now she’s considering giving it up. A couple years ago, we planned a family summer getaway to Aspen. My husband took on the task of scouting for a reasonably priced Airbnb in a town notable for sky-high vacation rentals. After an hour of surfing, he scored what he claimed was “The deal of the century.”

Offering a “taste of the modern alpine lifestyle,” the house was only $175 a night, boasting two bedrooms, two baths and a wrap-around deck.