Dear Fellow Vacation Rental Hosts and Guests,
The original premise of the Internet was to enable disintermediation. Sadly, this concept fell short
concerning the home sharing industry, as a handful of consolidated platforms cornered the market,
now charging annual listing fees, guest fees, host fees and even withholding taxes.
Guests and hosts have assumed the role of serf in a feudalistic ecosystem operated by a handful of
businesses who intermediate between us in our community
by creating an artificial bottleneck
consisting of a few digital bytes of code that keeps us divided and separated for long enough to be
And they call this a "sharing economy", so nobody questions why
a handful of founders and investors
while the rest of us are
fixing toilets, servicing air-conditioners and grinding new sets of keys.
Free-Rentals.com is wholly owned, managed and operated by actual vacation rental owners
platform is completely free for guests and hosts to use. We don't skim from transactions, and
we allow free communications to ensure an accommodation is a great match for both parties.
Short-term rental of a private home or shared room is a highly sensitive, personalized consideration. We
believe you have the right, and obligation, to be highly subjective and selective concerning who you permit
to stay in your home, at what price and for what duration. Neither the government, nor
a platform website, should be allowed to "Starbucks" you... force you to disclose private details concerning
how you utilize your own personal property and dictate what you can and cannot do with it.
Please join me in helping to make make the "sharing economy" more about actually "sharing", and to bring
privacy, integrity and freedom back into the vacation home rental marketplace.
Founder of Free-Rentals.com