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Jacobo Valencia
Harris Kristanto
Ariana Montoya


Business Ready

The challenge

After a continuous population increase over the years, housing crises have become increasingly common. Starting in The Netherlands, where the housing issue is prominent. Our business model consists of two main differentiated target groups of customers; Hosts and tenants. After a thorough and ongoing customer assessment and research, we have found that both target groups have different problems (pains), which Homu aims to tackle to provide a proper solution. For Tenants (primarily students), the main problems (pains) that we are seeking to solve are: - They spend too much time finding a place to live - Being rejected by most landlords for being international (Non-Dutch) - Being rejected by most landlords for being students - Being scammed when trying to find a place to live - Paying too much money for housing For Hosts, the main problems that we are seeking to solve are: - Elderly (optional) loneliness. - Not making use of available spaces in their homes to generate income when needed. - The existing insecurity for a host when bringing into their home a tenant whom they don't know personally. - The long time taken to find an appropriate tenant. - The hassle of doing all the legal processes required. Additionally, a problem that Homu tackles is to make the process of meeting the ever-increasing housing demands much more sustainable. Homu aims to provide solutions to the previously mentioned problems not only innovatively but also sustainably.

The solution

Homu introduces a solution to the housing shortage by providing a house-sharing platform. This innovative approach centers on connecting individuals seeking accommodation with homeowners who have available space or rooms in their homes and are open to renting them out. Tailored Matchmaking: Homu's platform designed a matching system to match host to the right tenants. By considering factors such as location preferences, budget constraints, lifestyle needs, and housing requirements. Optimizing Available Space: Homu makes effective use of the free space in homeowners' residences. Many homeowners have spare rooms or unused areas that could be repurposed for rental purposes. Fostering Community Engagement: Homu promotes a sense of community among tenants and hosts. By facilitating shared living arrangements, Homu encourages tenants and hosts to interact, collaborate, and build meaningful connections. This communal environment not only enriches the living experience but also mitigates feelings of isolation and loneliness. Ensuring Safety and Quality: Homu prioritizes safety and quality in all housing offerings. Before listing a property on the platform, homeowners undergo internal procedures to verify the safety and quality of their space. Additionally, Homu provides tenants with comprehensive property listings, complete with detailed descriptions, photographs, and reviews, empowering them to make informed decisions and select accommodations that meet their standards. Homu's innovative house-sharing platform revolutionizes the housing landscape by offering a solution that addresses the needs of both tenants and hosts. By leveraging technology and fostering community engagement, Homu creates a more inclusive and sustainable housing ecosystem.

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