Peer-to-peer property rental

Peer-to-peer property rental (also known as person-to-person home rental) is the process whereby an existing house owner makes their house or an empty room available for others to rent for short periods of time as an alternative form of accommodation.

Peer-to-peer property rental is a form of peer-to-peer renting, an aspect of the sharing economy. The business model is very similar to traditional vacation rental. With peer-to-peer property rental, participating house owners are able to make money by renting out the house where they live while they are away or an empty room they might have available.[1]

Businesses within this sector typically apply some form of screening of participants (both owners and renters) and a technical solution, usually in the form of a website, that brings these parties together, manages rental bookings and collects payment. Increasingly, an automated form of insurance and breakdown coverage will be applied to rentals that take place through the service in order to protect the property owner.

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  1. ^ [1]Dennis, Schaal (Nov 16, 2011). "Sharples of HomeAway: We have the vacation rental pipe for online travel agencies, but …". Tnooz. Retrieved 26 January 2012.
99 (app)

99, formerly known as 99Taxis, is a transport company offering an app. The company focuses on transport via mobile app.


Alterkeys is an online marketplace where accommodation in Europe can be listed and booked for short term lettings. Based on the peer-to-peer property rental model, the platform allows individuals and property managers to list their unoccupied accommodation space and connect with travellers looking for short term accommodation to rent. By June 2013, over 50,000 properties across Europe were listed on the platform. The accommodation options listed on Alterkeys include apartments, castles and villas. In June 2014, the company reached 100,000 properties all around Europe.

Book swapping

Book swapping or book exchange is the practice of a swap of books between one person and another. Practiced among book groups, friends and colleagues at work, it provides an inexpensive way for people to exchange books, find out about new books and obtain a new book to read without having to pay. Because swaps occur between individuals, without central distribution or warehousing, and without the copyright owner making a profit, the practice has been compared to peer-to-peer (P2P) systems such as BitTorrent—except that hard-copy original analog objects are exchanged.

Clothing swap

A clothing swap is a type of swapmeet wherein participants exchange their valued but no longer used clothing for clothing they will use. Clothing swaps are considered not only a good way to refill one's wardrobe, but also are considered an act of environmentalism. It is also used to get rid of and obtain specialist clothing. Cloth swap can be specialized - they can cater for example for clothes swaps only for high end brands.


ElsiePic is a mobile application which is effectively the Uber by which people can help you take a photograph of you and your friends. It is co-founded by Tatiana Cooke.By using the application, one can search photographers in the nearby-area whom they can hire much like Uber.

Flight sharing

Flight sharing is the sharing of the costs of non-commercial general aviation aircraft flights between a licensed pilot and their passengers.


Freecycling, or free recycling, is the act of giving away usable unwanted items to others instead of disposing of them in landfills. This term is most often associated with online groups who run mailing lists which offer items to members at no cost.

For a period The Freecycle Network claimed they held a trademark on the word "Freecycle" and claimed the term freecycling to be a violation of their trademark rights. However they lost this claim – and rights to the "Freecycle" trademark – in United States federal court in November 2010. In her ruling Judge Callahan stated unequivocally that "Beal did not coin the word “freecycle” and TFN is not the first organization to promote freecycling" and that "even ... viewing the evidence in the light most favorable to TFN ... [they] engaged in naked licensing and consequently abandoned the trademarks."


Gloveler is an online marketplace and hospitality service that facilitates peer-to-peer property rental, primarily vacation rentals and homestays in Germany.


GuestToGuest is the largest home exchange network. It has 270,000 residences listed in 187 countries. It is an example of the barter economy; there is generally no money exchanged between the host and the guest.

Hospitality Club

Hospitality Club operates a hospitality service and social networking service. Its website is a platform for members to arrange homestays, offer hospitality, join events, and meet other members. The platform is a gift economy; hosts are not allowed to charge for lodging.

Mennonite Your Way

Mennonite Your Way (MYW) is a hospitality service that caters to Mennonites. Like all hospitality services, it is an example of collaborative consumption and sharing.

Open admissions

Open admissions, or open enrollment, is a type of unselective and noncompetitive college admissions process in the United States in which the only criterion for entrance is a high school diploma or a certificate of attendance or General Educational Development (GED) certificate.

Open university

An open university is a university with an open-door academic policy, with minimal or no entry requirements. Open universities may employ specific teaching methods, such as open supported learning or distance education. However, not all open universities focus on distance education, nor do distance-education universities necessarily have open admission policies.

Pasporta Servo

The Pasporta Servo (English: Passport Service) is a hospitality service for Esperanto speakers. It is maintained by the World Esperanto Youth Organization (TEJO), which publishes an annual online and print directory of people within the Esperanto culture who are willing to host other Esperanto speakers in their residences for free for up to 3 nights. The platform is a gift economy; hosts are not allowed to charge for lodging.

Free lodging via Pasporta Servo is one of the benefits of learning Esperanto. Guests using the service are encouraged to speak only Esperanto with their hosts.

Peer-to-peer renting

Peer-to-peer renting refers to the process of an individual renting an owned good, service, or property to another individual. It is also referred to as Person-to-Person rental, P2P renting, Collaborative Consumption, the sharing economy and Product Service System. The term is mainly used to describe online enabled rental transactions between individuals.


Spinlister is a website and mobile app for peer-to-peer sharing of outdoor sporting gear, specifically bikes, surf boards, SUPs, skis and snowboards. Bikes are the company’s primary market. It is commonly referred to as the "Airbnb for bikes”. The platform has listings in 63 countries and users from 120 countries. It was founded in 2011 and is headquartered in Santa Monica, California.


Vinted is an online marketplace and community that allows its users to sell, buy, and swap secondhand clothing items and accessories.

Wingly (company)

Wingly is a company which runs a flightsharing platform. Using the platform, recreational pilots may offer passengers seats on their flights from aerodromes by charging each passenger a share of the operational expenses of the flight. Often, the price of a shared flight may be less than on a comparable commercial flight service.The service has been compared to Uber and Airbnb. Flights are insured by Allianz.


Yourdrive is a New Zealand peer-to-peer carsharing company. It facilitates a system in which individuals may rent their privately owned vehicles on an hourly, daily or weekly basis to other registered users of the service. Owners set their rental prices and earn a 60 percent commission from the rental revenue. It currently operates in throughout New Zealand with vehicles in Auckland, Hamilton, Palmerston North, Wellington, Christchurch, Dunedin.

New Zealand rental car firm JUCY purchased 50% of the company in 2016Peer-to-peer carsharing is an example of collaborative consumption, where assets and skills are shared or traded between neighbours for sustainability and economic benefit. Although car sharing is relatively new in New Zealand it is an area that is being encouraged due to the environmental and economic benefits. Auckland Transport is promoting a scheme that would drastically increase the number of car sharing vehicles.


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