'The Freebird Club' is Like Airbnb for the Elderly Population

By: Laura McQuarrie - Jun 2, 2016
References: freebirdclub.net & psfk
'The Freebird Club' is the name of a peer-to-peer social travel and homestay club for seniors that operates in a way that's similar to Airbnb.

Ultimately, the club aims to connect seniors who have a passion for travel, exploration and connecting with others who love to do the same. Accessing the club requires a membership and requires members to be at least 55 years of age in order to sign up. From there, members are able to determine whether they'd like to be a guest or a host. A system like this provides a way to enrich lives, as well as decrease loneliness and isolation in the elderly population.

Millennials are often thought of as some of the most active participants in the sharing economy, but there are other demographics that have just as much to gain from peer-to-peer sharing.