How does it work?

The Freebird Club is a social travel & home-stay club for the over 50's. It is a 'peer-to-peer' club, which enables members to travel and stay with fellow members, who have opted to make their spare rooms available for nightly rent.

To travel or host via Freebird, you first have to become an approved member of The Freebird Club. There is a once-off Joining Fee of €25 which helps cover the costs of vetting and approving members. This 'pay-to-join' membership model also serves to ensure that only genuinely interested people, who subscribe to the Freebird ethos, will go on to join the Club. This enhances the sense of trust, community and security, which is so important for our membership.

To become a member, you simply click on the "JOIN CLUB" button at the top right of the page, provide some basic personal details, complete a simple profile description of yourself, and pay the €25 Joining Fee. This provides you with a Username and Password with which you can log in to The Freebird Club website going forward.

Once you are an approved Freebird member, you can list your available accommodation by clicking on the "Become a Host" button on the top left of the page. This brings you to a template where you upload photos of your home (and local area) and provide some standard information about your available accommodation and the price per night you wish to charge. You will then appear in the list of available hosts for guests who wish to visit your area.

If you simply wish to travel and be a Freebird guest, you can search for places you would like to visit, and find a selection of Freebird hosts with whom you could stay. Then it is a case of finding the most suitable host and accommodation for your trip. You can contact hosts directly in order to find out more information or to request a booking should you wish to proceed. It couldn't be easier!