I developed MyFriendsRoom because I believed that there was a need for a travel network for safe affordable accommodation. I have a large network of friends all over the world on social networks, but sometimes it’s hard to approach them and ask to stay with them or visit them when travelling. My vision is to bring the world closer together and MyFriendsRoom to be a place where people feel comfortable to rent travel accommodation from each other (whether a sofa or an entire house), share photos, videos and travel ideas and and meet up when travelling.
When users search for a place to stay they are connected to friends and friends of friends, so they have a large network of people to stay with. Users also share their location so that they can meet up with friends when they are travelling somewhere and we have developed a ‘Hola’ notification button for this so the user can notify their friends when they are in town.
I believe that we spend too much time behind our screens networking with people we never see. With MyFriendsRoom I wanted to encourage people to open up to people again and visit them in person.
Myfriendsroom is a travel social network combined with short term rentals, where you can rent safe travel accommodation from your friends network and share travel experience, photos, videos and blogs.
Clare Mellor, Founder