Become a host with

October 29, 2013, the global travel website for booking homestay accommodation, is looking for hosts – you, or anybody you know who is interested, can sign up today!

Being a homestay host family is a rewarding experience. It offers the chance to meet new people from around the world. It's also a great way to make use of a spare room and earn some extra money throughout the year.

Becoming a host family with couldn't be easier. Simply sign up on by completing a profile. Once this has been reviewed your listing will be activated so you can start receiving bookings and welcoming guests into your home straight away. Signing up on is also completely free, so the first payment you see will be the one you receive for being a host.

Host families vary and include young couples, retired couples, families, single parent families and hosts who live alone – it's a great opportunity for so many different types of people.

Already over 300 people from countries from all around the world have signed up to become hosts, including Spain, Canada, United States, Croatia and Ecuador.

Guests from more than 30 different nationalities have already booked a homestay on They include tourists on holiday, people attending an event or conference, students, interns and people relocating for work who need short-term accommodation.

Marie Fitzpatrick from Kilkenny is a host on, she said, "It's been a great experience for the whole family, meeting lovely people from all around the world. Our spare bedroom is being put to good use and the extra money we make hosting guests goes straight into savings for our own holiday."

So, if you have a room going spare in your home, and would like to accommodate guests, then turn it into an income source by becoming a host with

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