If you’re reading this, you either know me or are just a few degrees of separation away. Whatever our connection, I’m glad you’re here.
Whether you’re looking to list your home/s or connect with members who have, here’s a little about how Casa Co is different.
A seed was planted.
A happy place
Since I was a child, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a family holiday home on the gorgeous Mornington Peninsula. To this day, this is my happy place.
Having spent over ten years using rental platforms, as both the host and guest around the world, I realised there could be a better way for both parties to benefit from this type of short-term home stay.
While the times I enjoyed as a guest, and the financial benefit of being a host made it undoubtedly worthwhile for me, I could understand why so many people were reluctant to list their own homes.
It was usually one of two reasons
The idea of having anonymous ‘strangers’ living in their home made them feel uncomfortable.
The hassle of emptying their entire home of personal possessions to make it ‘rental ready’ simply wasn’t worth it.
Over time I noticed that my experience was so much more authentic when I stayed in homes that were left largely as the hosts left them – without removing all their personal belongings or emptying the pantry shelves of all the essentials.
I realised, that’s what was missing from typical rental platforms – the charm of stepping into a home that is just that.. another’s unique world, and experiencing a more authentic way of ‘living like a local’. Knowing that I didn’t have to rush out for essentials like herbs while the spaghetti was mid-boil made it much more convenient.
A new beginning
The combination of my own guest & host encounters, along with extensive consumer research over two decades in media, led me to create Casa Co: a members based network that connects people and homes.
Mi casa es su casa
Peace of mind
What we deliver
Casa Co hosts who have chosen to be contacted only by verified co-members have peace-of-mind from knowing that guests to their home are either host members themselves or have been referred by a trusted member of our exclusive network.
This assurance, coupled with knowing that hosts are not expected to remove all personal belongings in preparation for guest members, makes hosting a much more attractive proposition to what has historically been available.
For guests, the chance to book homes and other lifestyle products along with additional services and VIP treatment at recommended venues, makes a Casa Co stay particularly unique and memorable.
The casa co difference
But Caso Co won’t be right for everyone…
If you have a commercial property and you don’t mind adhering to often strict conditions, you may be happy to pay an agent to manage your property for you.
If you’re comfortable opening your home to a wider audience and not too fussed about who stays, you might list your home on other digital platforms as well as Casa Co.
As a guest, if you would prefer to stay in accommodation that has been generically presented purely for the purpose of paying guests you might be happy to pay the much higher guest fees imposed by other platforms.
But if you are looking for a safe, more relaxed and more authentic way to stay at or list your home/s, becoming a Casa Co member might be the answer you didn’t know you were looking for.