Mission Statement

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 fully exploited.

And they call this a "sharing economy", so nobody questions why a handful of founders and investors became multi-billionaires 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. Our 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.

 




Sincerely,
Jeff Hock
Founder of Free-Rentals.com
 
 
 


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