GigRove Lets Travelers Pay for Short-Term Accommodation with Chores

By: Alyson Wyers - Jun 5, 2015
References: gigrove & springwise
Perfect for people who are traveling and looking for short-term accommodation, this platform lets them find a place to stay in exchange for chores instead of money. GigRove enables hosts to open up their homes to skilled guests who can help out with household chores or similar tasks.

Replacing monetary payment with personal services is one way to compete with short-term accommodation services like Airbnb. In addition to basic chores, guests could also help with house renovations, provide language lessons or babysit in return for room and board. Hosts can list their homes for free on the site, or spend $3 to create a verified profile. Travelers pay a monthly subscription fee of $6.99 to use the service.

GigRove also lets prospective hosts and guests video chat with each other before confirming any plans.