Airbnb Introduces “CarHosting,” Empowering Vehicle Residents to Rent Extra Space

Airbnb Introduces "CarHosting," Empowering Vehicle Residents to Rent Extra Space
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SAN FRANCISCO — October 4, 2023 at 1:14 pm PDT — Airbnb, the world’s leading community-driven hospitality platform, is excited to announce the launch of its groundbreaking “CarHosting” program, designed to provide unique hosting opportunities for individuals who live in their cars. This innovative initiative aims to offer a platform for hosts to share their extra space with guests, fostering new connections and expanding the Airbnb community.

In a world where flexibility and adaptability are key, the “CarHosting” program embraces the diverse ways people choose to live and encourages resourceful hosts to open their doors, or in this case, their cars, to travelers seeking distinctive and affordable accommodations.

How the “CarHosting” Program Works:

  1. Hosts Open Their Car Spaces: Individuals who live in their cars, whether it’s a Tesla, campervan, RV, or another vehicle, can now list their extra space on Airbnb.
  2. Guests Find Unique Accommodations: Travelers looking for authentic and budget-friendly experiences can discover and book these distinctive listings through Airbnb’s platform.
  3. Safety and Comfort Assurance: Airbnb remains committed to safety, and hosts participating in the “CarHosting” program are encouraged to provide accurate descriptions and photographs of their car. Airbnb also offers a secure booking and payment system to protect both hosts and guests.
  4. Community Building: This program brings together a new community of hosts and travelers, fostering connections, and enabling people from all walks of life to experience the world in a novel way.

Brian Chesky, Airbnb’s Co-Founder and CEO, shared his thoughts on this exciting initiative: “Airbnb has always been about unlocking unique spaces and experiences, and with the ‘CarHosting’ program, we’re taking that to a whole new level. We believe in the power of community and connection, and this program provides an opportunity for hosts and guests to create memorable moments together.”

The “CarHosting” program is part of Airbnb’s ongoing commitment to offering diverse and inclusive accommodations while supporting individuals in making the most of their living situations. Whether it’s hosting from a fixed residence, a vacation home, or a mobile space, Airbnb remains dedicated to providing a platform that empowers people to share their spaces and stories.

Hosts interested in participating in the “CarHosting” program can learn more and start listing their spaces on Airbnb’s website.

For more information and updates on Airbnb’s “CarHosting” program, please visit Airbnb.

About Airbnb

Founded in 2008, Airbnb is a global travel community that offers unique homes, experiences, and places to stay, helping travelers explore the world in an authentic and meaningful way. With a presence in over 220 countries and regions, Airbnb empowers people to become hosts, welcoming travelers into their homes and spaces, and fostering connections that go beyond traditional hospitality.

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