What is Houfy

Houfy is the largest book direct vacation rental site for homes, condos, cabins, apartments and rooms with 55,000+ properties worldwide. Easily find vacation rentals and properties around the world with no booking or service fees. Save money by booking your vacation home directly with hosts.

What does Houfy mean?

HOUFY derived its name from “HOUse For You”

Our mission is to connect people with places.
What makes HOUFY different?
  • Houfy is a market network, combining the best elements of social networks and marketplace features on one platform.
  • HOUFY grows with its members. Houfy is a movement of like minded members that grows and evolves organically as members add listings and destination information.
  • Houfy is free. Houfy provides a free listing to hosts, connects hosts directly with guests, and charges no service fees for the host or guest.
  • Houfy connects owners (hosts) directly with guests. We’ve created a platform where people can connect directly with property owners (hosts), managers and agents. This allows for more open communication, and an improved experience for hosts and guests alike.
  • Houfy builds technologies and services to promote places & grow businesses for our members.
    Houfy provides tools to build and elevate its members e.g. Houfy maps, user-generated content tools to create posts and collections, dynamic SEO to promote properties, payment processing, website integration widgets for calendar, price quotes, and more.
  • Houfy is a fun and social community. Travel is all about experiences with friends and family. On Houfy, members can share their experiences and travel tips in the form of posts or create travel communities around similar interests and needs on the houfeed.
  • Houfy is easy. With Houfy you can easily set up your Airbnb or Vrbo listing with one click and sync’ your calendars across multiple vacation rental sites.
  • Houfy is secure. Houfy uses identity verification tools to promote a safe and trusted marketplace.
  • HOUFY is built and running on industry-leading technology.

What is a market network?
Houfy is a market network connecting people with properties directly.
A market network is a new business model of an “enabling economy”. The key attributes are:

  • Combine the main elements of both social networks and marketplaces
  • Use software to focus action around longer-term projects and relationships, not just a quick transaction
  • Promote the service provider as a differentiated individual, helping to build long-term business benefits
  • A market network elevates the person, their reputation, and their value.

Market networks have stronger retention and engagement. They represent a different way to do business compared to sites like Airbnb or Uber that simply aggregate demand. In that model, neither the seller nor the customer matter. An Uber driver doesn’t know the customer and the customer doesn’t know the driver. They may never connect again.

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