Global Homestay Club for over 50's

Would you like to meet new people and make money from your spare room?

DISCOVER.

a whole new world of social travelling.

The essence of social travel is having fun and developing friendships which go beyond the usual host/guest interaction.

REGISTER

Sign up for €25 one-time fee and join people across 26 countries who open their doors to fellow Freebird members!

CONNECT

Review guest booking requests and invite those who you think you will connect with!

MAKE EXTRA MONEY

Enjoy social & cultural interaction with like-minded peers and earn some extra money!

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What our members say...

The guests made really good use of their time in San Francisco, so we didn’t spend much time “at home”. However, they are both interesting and interested: so I really enjoyed our few chats. I’d be delighted to host them again.

Jane

HOST, in USA

We feel so lucky to have been part of Dermot's adventure.  He is a lovely guy and we felt we had known him all our lives by the time he left. We will be following his adventure and plan to visit him in Dublin on his return in 2018.

Kelly Quantin

HOST, in France

Gaetano was a very nice guest. We enjoyed his company very much. We had a good time together, showing him our local region. Hopefully we can welcome him back here again.

Luisa Roseli

HOST, in Switzerland

Our hosts organized and came with us on a tour with a horse carriage and showed us around, also a private tour in historic church. They were a rich source of knowledge about history and the area. We enjoyed everything!

Ilona

GUEST, from Germany

It was a real pleasure to stay with Owen. It's a lovely area, and Owen was a great guide in terms of seeing both local sights and surrounding countryside. We would love to visit again.

The Brouders 

GUEST, from USA

I spent the most relaxing two days in the beautiful suburbs of Los Angeles. And not only did I enjoy wonderful food but also got to socialise with their friends, sing and play music together. 

Dermot Higgins

GUEST, from Ireland

JOIN OUR HOST COMMUNITY

If you are over 50 and have a spare room in at home, register and start hosting Freebird Club guests from 62 countries across the world while also earning some extra income.

 

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Frequently asked questions

Who are the guests & how are they verified?


Guests are fellow members of the Freebird Club who have been approved following a registration process which includes verification of official ID and contact details. Guests will also have a personal profile description and photo which is visible to the host. Guests generally want to experience the local community and culture of the place they are visiting and enjoy meeting and interacting with like-minded peers.




What's expected of me as a host?


The essence of the Freebird Club experience is you, the host, being present to welcome the guest into your home. Every Freebird homestay involves a live-in host who is present during the stay – none of our homestays involve vacant properties. We don't expect hosts to be there all the time, but as a minimum you are expected to be there to welcome and orientate your guests. If you prefer to show them around the local area that is even better, but not obligatory. We ask that hosts offer a light breakfast to guests such as cereals, bread or pastries, tea/coffee, etc. You don't need to serve it, just let your guests know where everything is.




How much do I charge?


If you are unsure about how much you should charge, we recommend that you have a look at other hosts in your area on www.freebirdclub.com or on comparative sites to see what other hosts charge. The price you set should be 'per room per night' rather than per person. If you have a supplementary rate for couples you can include this in your profile. Remember a light breakfast should be included in the price. If you like to offer other meals for an extra charge you can make this clear on your profile also.




Can anyone join?


Freebird Club is a global platform for over 50s and welcomes people from anywhere in the world to sign up as members. You must be aged 50 or more to be a member of the Freebird Club, and being a member entitles you to become a host, guest or both. As a host you should be living in the house that you are welcoming guests into as the Club ethos is built on social connections.




Can I choose who gets to stay in my house?


Yes of course. Club members can request a stay based on certain dates, but the host ultimately decides who stays with them, as a booking is only generated when a host issues a formal invitation. Hosts can get to know a bit about guests in advance by browsing their member's profile on the Freebird Club website.




How do I get paid?


Once a booking is confirmed, the guest's payment deposit is transferred to the Freebird Club account. Payment is then made to you as a host once the guest arrives and checks-in with you.