Because you wouldn’t want just anyone staying at your cottage or beach-front property, the Facebook Shared Porch ensures it’s a friend—a Facebook friend.

The Facebook Shared Porch application aims to capitalize on the ‘trust’ among Facebook friends by allowing users to list and rent their vacation homes via the popular social networking tool. Users can control the visibility of their ad, whether everyone in their network can see it or just their friends. Not only do users of the Facebook Second Porch get to see the “face behind the place,” they also benefit from detailed photos, descriptions, recommendations from friends, and comments from past guests.