HouseTrip, the Lausanne-based holiday rentals company, has recently raised fresh funding in the range of around $2.7 million from Index Ventures. (Update – December 2022: The website now redirects to Holiday Lettings, and we therefore deactivated the original link).
The second piece of news that HouseTrip has dropped today is the complete relaunch of their website, which was released today as well. The young company was founded in 2009 and, unlike other holiday rentals websites, HouseTrip lets its users register their properties (guestrooms, flats, castles, etc,) for free.
HouseTrip operates on an easy-to-use and interactive social interface allowing hosts to list their properties, post photos, answer questions, view the profiles of potential guests and take bookings through the direct booking model. About 8,000 properties were listed on HouseTrip in 2010 and over 50,000 nights were booked.
The rental platform is available in English, German, French and Spanish, and has phyiscal offices for its team in Lausanne, London and Lisbon.
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