FourFourSeconds.com – Hosting a free event is no longer an option for the millions of users who are now opting to rent out their homes.
However, the trend has been steadily gaining steam, and many host sites have moved to offer a premium price for a service such as Airbnb.
One example is Freehost, which has announced plans to launch a Premium service this year.
According to Freehost CEO Tim Gurney, the premium service will offer a 24-hour guarantee, as well as a “free” option to share rooms with other hosts.
Gurney is a keen supporter of Airbnb, having personally hosted an event with the site during his time at TechCrunch Disrupt.
“We want to encourage the sharing economy to come to life and to do it without a premium or anything like that,” he said.
He’s not alone in his thoughts.
Airbnb has seen a steady increase in its market share over the past two years, with the platform having become the third-most-popular service in the US in the last 12 months, behind only Facebook and Google.
For those wanting to try out hosting, there are plenty of options out there.
Hosting.com offers a variety of platforms, such as free hosting, private hosting, and paid hosting, which gives users access to the cheapest price available for hosting, regardless of their location.
But the key to finding the best deal for your free event depends on where you are in the world, and if you want to get a feel for the market before making any decisions, a quick look at our list of the top 20 cities in the Americas might help you.