Roost Offers a More Affordable Shared Storage Solution for Neighbors

By: Alyson Wyers - Sep 19, 2014
References: roost & springwise
If self storage services are too expensive for you, this peer-to-peer shared storage platform could be the answer. By connecting people who have extra storage or parking space with their neighbors, the Roost marketplace uses the sharing economy to their advantage.

The app allows homeowners who have the extra space to advertise through the Roost platform while locals can browse based on the storage size and type. Users can also verify profile information, rate and read reviews. The Roost Guarantee offers basic insurance, but the service also encourages users to speak with the homeowners about the insurance of the items placed in the shared storage.

In the future, Roost hopes to perform background checks of homeowners as well.