12 days ago . 2 min read

Houfy is Offering a Free Trial on FabStayz

Houfy is offering a free trial on FabStayz until October 15th, 2019.  Houfy is a market network, FREE for both owners and travelers.  No service fees for travelers, and no commissions/fees for owners. 

About FabStayz

FabStayz is a new listing site that launched this past summer.  Hosts are comprised of the LGBT+ community and Allies.  Allies are hosts who support the LGBT+ community. Founder, Robert Geller, is an Airbnb Superhost and owner of the gay travel company Outings and Adventures.

Robert saw a need for a site that removed the awkwardness of sometimes having to "come out," on both the host and guest side. Meet Robert by reading this article published in the Vacationer. Learn more about Robert's background in Debi Hertert's Hosting Your Own Home podcast interview.  I listened to it and loved hearing Robert's story.  

FabStayz LGBTQ listing site, with Robert Geller - Hosting Your Home
Debi Hertert of the Hosting Your Home podcast talks with FabStayz LGBTQ Listing Site founder Robert Geller, about his exciting, new STR platform. Robert has 10 years of experience with his gay travel company "Outings and Adventures". Through his personal Airbnb hosting experience and Airbnb travel, he saw a real need for a travel platform...



The First Step Is to Import Your Listing into Houfy

You must be a Houfy member in order to take advantage of this free trial. Use Houfy's import tool in the guide below–in less than 10 seconds your reviews, listing pics, and listing description will appear on your new Houfy listing. Next, sync calendars with Houfy to your other listing sites, and set your nightly rates/seasonal pricing.

Then, with one click, you are going to add your Houfy listing to FabStayz: Log into Houfy/Click on top right Profile Pic. Select My Listings from drop down menu. Then Select Partners from left side of screen. You will be prompted to add your listing to FabStayz by checking the box next to the property/properties you wish to add.

Getting Started on Houfy - Where Owners and Guests can Book Without Fees
Listing your property for FREE on Houfy! - a new innovative marketplace that allows members to book and connect directly, without paying service fees. Here a few reasons why you should join Houfy: Houfy will never charge owners or guests commissions nor listing fees Guest payments are not withheld.



How Do I Collect Payment from My Guests?

Sign up for Square and Stripe for free.  Then easily connect them to your Houfy listing, as the platform is integrated with both payment processors.  The $$$ does not pass through Houfy, rather gets deposited directly into your bank account.  

Or specify on your listing your own preferred method of payment, such as bank transfer, check, Zelle, Venmo, PayPal, cash, brownies, etc.


What Is the Cost of FabStayz After the Free Trial?

The cost is the equivalent of a one night stay at your property.  Currently there is an Early Adopter Special Offer:   Bonus 3 Months Free


PRICE: Equal to your typical nightly rate. Factor in season, off-season, holidays, weekends and mid-week, the typical nightly rate is your 1 Year Subscription Cost. All FabHosts have the same RIO, book one night in 15 months, make your money back. (15 months starts on the date your listings goes live. Maximum per listing price capped at $250 during beta.
No refunds. )


To learn more about FabStayz, join their facebook group. There is also a closed facebook group for FabStayz hosts. For more questions and technical support about Houfy, join the Say Yes to Houfy facebook group.



This is what my FabStayz listing looks like.

A Touch of Luxury Cabin - Cabin for rent in Mill Spring, North Carolina, United States
Welcome to "A Touch of Luxury" located on the border of Mill Spring and Lake Lure. This is a custom-built, 1672 sq. ft., 2 BR/2BA log cabin, 15.9 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and only 1.5 miles from the Lake Lure Ingles grocery, gas station, pharmacy, and Red Box.


This is my Houfy listing. FabStayz is powered by Houfy so any changes I make on Houfy will update FabStayz.

A Touch of Luxury Cabin
Welcome to "A Touch of Luxury" located on the border of Mill Spring and Lake Lure. This is a custom-built, 1672 sq. ft., 2 BR/2BA log cabin, 15.9 miles from the Tryon International Equestrian Center, and only 1.5 miles from the Lake Lure Ingles grocery, gas station, pharmacy, and Red Box.
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