It's very difficult to tell the difference between real and parody sites these days.
That domain name though.
Your daily dose of lolwut.
No, you can't.
Wait… couldn't you just use Airbnb to find a place to stay while you rent out your place on Airbnb?
Not for free :)
I'm already working on:
Anyone else notice San Francisco is spelled wrong?
Uh, what? Why? I don't get it... rent your place and stay for free?
A lot of people rent out their main residences to make extra cash. It's mostly a way to create community between people that are already doing this and aren't looking for further compensation, just to meet someone cool and return the favor later.
I sincerely came to the conclusion that this was a joke (I think it's largely because of the url) until I read this comment. I am, to be fair, far from the target audience (never used airbnb and probably won't). It seems like a funny concept to a guy far removed from this space.
Totally makes sense. It's like couch surfing for people who AirBnB. For example, if you lived in Austin and had a rad place and you wanted to make bank during SXSW, you could just go crash on someone's couch for a week. Fine price to pay for making thousands of dollars.
2/10 great idea, bizarre execution. would not trust.
Fair. Just out of curiosity, what kind of execution would you trust for an idea like this?
i'd expect a bit more professionalism. straight from the url down to the copywriting, it seems waaay too casual.
and the page is pretty light on info about how the service works. seems like it's just running an airbnb search then emailing the results?
Understandable. It's definitely not something everyone would be comfortable with at a casual level and that's ok.
The magic is that we're just connecting people in a community that already exists and helping them find a place to crash for a night. If this is something that you've experienced and you want to join, you simply are matched with another user who is cool with that too in your city. It's really that simple. Thanks for your thoughts!