Houfy: the Power and Advantages of Community vs. Individualism
Houfy's growth comes from its community of hosts sharing their listings with previous guests and with new hosts. Houfy is the friendliest platform for guests to book direct without service fees.
In true community we gain a lot. We gain affirmation of who we are both as individuals and as part of a group. We gain the wisdom of others who may have ideas different from our own. In true community, we are supported in our collective goals because we feel safe to speak freely, complain, give ideas and because we are all committed to the health of the community. And finally, we gain the commitment and the power to actually pursue a mission.
Houfy is made by hosts for hosts. It all started in this Facebook Group.
Houfy's mission is to save hosts and their guests money.
Our ultimate vision is the collect all hosts together on one platform for guests to book direct and save on service fees. Hosts should always be able to communicate directly with guests freely.
True community doesn’t happen unless everyone is willing to give up some of their identity as an individual to take on the identity of the group (Houfy). If this doesn’t happen, then we are merely a group of individuals sharing common space but not becoming a community. It doesn’t mean that we go to the extremes of everyone wearing the same clothing, praying the same way, if at all, or believing the same things. However, it does mean that we move individualism from the center of our focus and replace it with a new concept of shared community, in which everyone gives up a little so that we can gain a lot.
Every shared listing, post or collection brings YOU or someone else in the Houfy community closer to a booking!
Individualism is so attractive in the beginning. (THINK SHARING YOUR PERSONAL WEBSITE) For many people who felt the heavy yoke of being in communities of faith where they could not fully be who they were, individualism tastes like the food they have been hungering for. But it is good only when we are starving. When we have had our fill, we look for food to sustain us for the long journey of life. That life-sustaining food can be found only in true communities of shared purpose and values, where the individual is affirmed but is not worshipped.
Will your guests remember abc-rental-in-xyz-city.com or Houfy?
Dalai Lama: "Sometimes we feel that one individual's action is very insignificant. Then we think, of course, that effects should come from channeling or from a unifying movement. But the movement of the community or group of people means joining individuals. Community means a collection of individuals, so that initiative must come from individuals. Unless each individual develops a sense of responsibility, the whole community cannot move. So therefore, it is very essential that we should not feel that individual effort is meaningless- you should not feel that way. We should make an effort."
Houfy & Ideas: When coming up with an idea in a group, there's usually an exchange. It wasn't one person who invented the idea from scratch, but a group effort. So again, it's seen as the group that made the decision.
As a community, we with Houfy, are much more powerful than you think. Consider sharing your Houfy listing with friends/family, previous guests. Invite other home-owners or property managers to Houfy! You will see. Houfy is growing rapidly now!
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