The original promise of the Internet was to enable disintermediation. Sadly, this dream fell short in
the vacation rental industry, as a handful of consolidated platforms cornered the market and are
now charging annual listing fees, guest services fees, host services fees, and withholding taxes
in some cases.
Guests and hosts of the vacation rental industry have assumed the role of serf in a
feudalistic ecosystem operated by a handful of non-vacation-home-owner business people, who
profiting obscenely by intermediating between guests and hosts of our community.
Specifically, they are creating an artificial bottleneck that keeps guests and hosts separated, then
exploiting the hell out that gap consisting of a few digital bits... and they call it
a "sharing economy" so nobody ever questions how the exploiters became billionaires
while the rest of us continually fix toilets, service air-conditioners and get new sets of keys made.
Free-Rentals.com is wholly owned and managed by actual vacation rental owner hosts and guests. Our
platform is completely free. We operate as a meritocracy; a donation-based-on-performance system. I
look forward to your participation in this movement, and helping to fix the "sharing economy".