Global home-sharing network Airbnb has partnered with Miami-based Newgard Development Group to develop a complex of branded apartments in Kissimmee, Florida, designed especially for short-term rentals.
A first for the hospitality platform, Niido Powered by Airbnb will consist of 324 apartments. Tenants will be able to 'home-share' their entire property for up to 180 days per year, and can accommodate guests in parts of their property (known as a 'hosted stay') through Airbnb all year round.
In addition, each property will be assigned a MasterHost, who will be accessible via an app for meet and greet, check-in and cleaning. Apartments will also feature keyless doors and secure storage for the tenants' belongings.
In return, tenants participating in the scheme must share any proceeds they make from the rental with the private landlord that owns their unit.
The idea behind the project is to create a community of home-sharers that can rent out their properties without disturbing other, non-home-sharing tenants in the building, since everyone who resides in the building is part of the scheme.
For more on how the gig economy is evolving in the hospitality space, see The Evolved Sharing Economy and for other brands partnering with home-share brands, read Hyatt Partners with OneFineStay, John Lewis Embraces Airbnb and Home Rental Welcome Pack.
See also Tomorrow's Wandering Workers for further developments in the nomadic working and living realms.