Do you have a spare room in your house or in your flat?
Why not letting it to travellers, students, tourists, soak into the culture and share your own with these new exchanges while increasing your purchasing power?
This is a new trend and a good deal for both host and traveller. You can ask for a financial compensation in exchange of the accommodation provided and this will allow you to increase your purchasing power and meet new people…
Of course, this rental can be occasional (you let out your room or your accommodation in order to make extra money) or regular (this is your main business ex: guest houses, cottages, B&B, Riad, Casas rurales, unusual rentals…). Free registration here
1. Information exchange
The traveler and the host exchange information at each other through their Bedycasa Inbox.
2. Confidence set up: booking
Once confidence is set up and information exchanged, the traveler can specify the dates of his/her trip and the number of people concerned on the host’s profile by clicking on the ‘booking’ button. Bedycasa will display the total amount of his/her rental.
3. Booking validation by Bedycasa
For security measures, the administrators of Bedycasa control and validate each booking. Once the booking validated, an email is sent to both the traveller and the host.
4. Booking acceptation by the host
If the host accepts the booking, the traveller will be able to block his/her dates by paying online on a secure way. Bedycasa does not charge any extra booking fees to the traveller. Besides, a contract between the host and the traveller needs to be validated at this step.
5. Contact details sent
Following the booking confirmation, the contact details of both parties (traveler/host) will be sent to each other. The contact details cannot be sent or asked before this booking confirmation (messages moderation).
6. Families’ payment
The families will be paid on the day following the traveller’s arrival. This is a security for both the traveller and the host.
7. Host and traveler reviews
At the end of the stay, Bedycasa will send a satisfactory questionnaire to both the traveler and the host so they assess at each other and allow other members to inform the best way possible about the accommodation. These assessments will generate the Community certification after 3 assessments granted by the members of Bedycasa.
Bedycasa Host and guest contract
Residential Lease Agreement
To have an idea of how much you could ask for your lodging service, please, feel free to fill in the -assessment form and find out the rate Bedycasa® advises you to propose to your guests/lodgers: Assessment
Before committing yourself, we strongly advise you to download our Ethical Charter, sort of code of conduct between the host/owner and the guest/lodger- also available on line
What is a host family?
In our customs, a host family should necessarily be compounded of several members. Today this notion belongs to a bygone era: numerous single persons (men & women) are now hosting tourists so as to make their every day life more meaningful and rewarding.
As soon as you have one or more available bedrooms (following your child’s departure for i.e.), you can host. It is just for you a question of willing or not to open your door to a person who is eager to know your culture, your country and with whom you will take pleasure to share those differences.
What are the requirements that allow you to host ?
- Propose a part of your personal residence as the temporary lodging to the guest
- Be free of any criminal record
- Ensure that the lodging is located in a secure area
- Offer one or more clean and comfortable bedrooms; for more details, click here
- Ensure your lodging is in compliance with the security (Fire precautions) and hygiene standard; for more details, click here
- Include the breakfast in your service (at least, in option); for more details, click here
- Provide good state of furniture to your guest; for more details, click here
- Be respectful and courteous to your guest
Please, pay attention to this note!
Jurisdiction does not forbid anyone to host a third party at his/ her place (art 8-1 of the European Convention for the Protection of Human Rights and Fundamental Freedoms).
Registering at the Chamber of Commerce is not compulsory since this activity does not confer the commercial nature; however, it is highly recommended you ask for more details to the city hall of your residence.
In any case, Bedycasa would not be responsible for the lack of registration of this activity.
It is highly recommended to subscribe an insurance that would cover the possible damage that could cause your guest. In general, you just need to specify to your insurer that you run a Guest House. Don’t forget to point out any changes made for hosting (central heating, new rooms…).