The sharing economy startup that will enable you to rent a workspace in a private home...
Fed up with working in coffee shops or just not at the stage where you can afford an office of your own? Or perhaps you just fancy the thought of working somewhere new.
Either way, our latest Startup of the Week could be right up your street.
Vrumi is a new platform which allows users to rent spaces in private homes by the day or week.
So if you’re a freelance writer who yearns for a loft style apartment with an amazing view to help those creative juices flow, this is for you. Likewise if you simply need some time away from the distractions of your regular life in order to work properly on your new business plan, you’ll find a space here where you can do just that.
At the moment the platform has a focus on London with workspaces across the city available to rent. The long term plan though is to expand beyond the capital to other cities and indeed internationally.
Using Vrumi is a straightforward process. Simply search for a space based on your preferences for location, price or even style. You can message the owners directly should you have any questions about their space or the facilities it offers. Then it’s just a matter of making a payment and booking the room!
Of course, if you’re on the other side of the fence and you have a room that you’d like to rent out, you can register on the platform as a Vrumi host. Whether it’s an empty garage or a box room that’s never used, you can add a listing for free on the site. You can add pics, info about the area it’s in, tips on transport links - it’s entirely up to you.
The more detail you add about your space the better chance you have of your space being of interest to users.
Like many startups in the sharing economy, Vrumi services two main user groups and it provides a win win for both. It’s a fab revenue generator for those with spare rooms and space for hire and of course it’s great for anyone who just wants the flexibility and freedom of working somewhere new.
Right now there are some amazing spaces on the site and as it grows there will of course be even more. Go check it out for yourself...we reckon you’ll like what you see!
Like finding out about innovative startups? Why not check out our previous Startup of the Week?
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