I have had an idea so incredible that when I had it, a small plume of smoke left my right ear from my exhausted brain. It really is that good. First, though, let me paint you a picture.
You are a freelancer. You spend all day on your computer, it’s impossible to take a holiday, and even if you wanted to take time out, actually going on holiday is expensive.
Yes, theoretically, you can stay in hotels and hostels and use wifi to work. However, inevitably you end up with interruptions and distractions. With Airbnb, you also never know if a host is going to cancel at the last minute, be a serial killer, or have a place which is far from as advertised.
(I did struggle there to find fault with Airbnb, but stay with me.)
My idea is simple. Imagine if there was a version of Airbnb just for freelancers. I have a spare room. I know what it is like to have anti-social working hours and how difficult it can be to plan a trip away. In this case, I could list my room on FreeBnB for five bucks a night, and you could plan a trip to Malta knowing you could freelance uninterupted once you get here.
FreeBnB (FreelancerBnB) would also be far more secure than AirBnB. If you wanted to be a host or use the app to book a stay with a freelancer, you would have to be able to prove that you are a freelancer. You could do that with a link to your website or a freelance platform you work on. In the process, hosts wouldn’t have to worry about letting just anyone into their home. Neither would freelancers have to worry about hosts being cannibals, perverts, or secret mass murderers.
FreeBnB would essentially be a mix of couch surfing and AirBnB for freelancers. It also sounds catchy as hell.