Global Homestay Club for over 50's


The Freebird Club is a social travel & homestay club for the over 50's. Our members benefit from:


  • Experiencing a place through the eyes of a local

  • Staying with verified member hosts

  • Being part of 2000+ fast growing community of like-minded peers across 63 countries

  • Sharing social and cultural experiences on your travels

  • Good value for money


You too can join the Club!


 Sign up for €25 one-time fee and discover a fun and accessible way to meet new people as you travel!


Connect and stay with friendly hosts in over 26 countries like USA, UK, Italy, France and many more!


Enjoy social & cultural interaction with like-minded peers for an authentic travel experience!

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What our members say...

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!


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 


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

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.



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

Sound interesting? You too can be a member of this growing international Club!  


If you are over 50 and enjoy meeting new people, register now to start travelling and staying with the Freebird Club hosts from 26 countries across the world!


» Become a Member



Why not plan a trip to the rolling countryside of Burgundy with our hosts Christine & Yves, crisscrossed with dedicated cycle paths through extensive French vineyards and alongside canals for an idyllic and relaxed itinerary.

Frequently asked questions

How much does it cost to join The Freebird Club?

Membership of The Freebird Club involves a once-off joining fee of €25.

Why do I have to pay before being approved?

The once-off Joining Fee of €25 helps cover the costs of vetting and approving members. This 'pay-to-join' membership model also serves to ensure that only genuinely interested people, who subscribe to the Freebird ethos, go on to join the Club. This enhances the sense of trust, community and security which is so important for our membership. If it is a case that you are not approved, you will be refunded the full joining fee.

What is the difference between joining as a guest and a host?

Anyone who joins The Freebird Club as a member can, by default, be a guest. The only difference between hosts and guests is that a host who wishes to make rooms available completes an extra step after membership approval. This extra step is the completion of a form supplying proof of address, your bank account details for payment, and photos and descriptions of your home and location. This information is then reviewed by The Freebird Club Team and a member is granted Host status pending approval.

Who are the hosts ?

Freebird Club Hosts are also verified members of the Club. Hosts make a Freebird Club travel experience so unique. They welcome guests into their home and offer guidance and help during their stay. With a host’s local knowledge, guests see beyond the usual. Hosts vary and include over 50s couples and hosts who live alone. Our hosts all have their own unique interests and hobbies and guests often find a host with similar interests which further complements the Freebird Club experience.

What does ‘verified’ member mean?

All our members are verified by one of our approval team members. They will have verified the host’s identification and contact details, as well as their profile and photo. This is done as a part of the joining process for safety and security reasons.