Once you've received a offer from the host of the space you're interested in, you confirm the booking by processing payment. The space and dates are not confirmed for you until you've paid on our site. Not sure if you've received a payable offer? Here's what it will look like in your message thread with the host (shown in your thisopenspace inbox):
Once you click "Accept & Pay" the total cost of the booking ("Your Total") will be charged on the card you provide and the host of the space will receive an email confirming the booking. From there, the host will be in touch to coordinate access to the space. Your security deposit won't be charged until a week before the booking.
If you haven't received an offer yet, see how you can nudge the host to send you one here.