Why become a host with Origins Guide?
A network of leading hosted homes
If you’re a committed and passionate host with a unique home, you deserve a community that recognises this and distinguishes you from the masses. Join a network of leading homes and let Origins Guide help showcase what sets you apart.
Real people here to help
Sick of not being able to speak to someone? Looking for a little support? We’re here to help. No robots, no silicon-valley nonsense. An Australian company with an ambition to support and serve the local hosted home community.
A discerning customer base
We target a mature, professional customer base who may not be using home listing platforms. Let us help you attract more clientele and drive higher quality, more valuable bookings.
A community of passionate hosts
As we build out the network we want to help hosts learn, be inspired and grow. Got a question? Face a challenge or tackling a new opportunity? Connect with a community of passionate hosts.
A seamless experience
We’ll take care of the details, setup and manage the listing. We’ll even sync with your existing channels. A no fuss approach and no additional costs. Sounds like a great way to grow your bookings and returns.
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Become A Host - FAQs
What is the Origins Guide?
We are a community who appreciate beautiful hosted homes and unique design. If you’re anything like us, then you understand the importance of finding the perfect place to stay. It’s a defining experience and sets the tone for a great trip.
We’ve developed the Origins guide as a way to showcase design forward homes – delving into the passion and story of the home, experience of the stay and profiling the design of the residence.
Can I continue listing with other channels?
Of course, you can list with other channels and also take bookings directly from guests. Though not every home can list with the Origins Guide. We’re picky when choosing which homes to welcome to the community.
Who are the Origins Guide guests?
We aim to attract an educated and mature demographic of clientele compared to other platforms. Our clients are busy professionals from urban settings who appreciate good design, unique experiences and a seamless interaction.
What fee do you charge hosts?
We charge 4.5% on accommodation charges – this will be collected when a booking is made and before distributing funds to you. As part of this charge we’ll create the listing for you. We’re also developing the Origins Great Stay Guide and a series of awards and recognitions – whilst you’re a community member you’ll have the right to display and market these.
Any upfront costs?
No – we’re waiving any costs or listing charges associated with joining the community. We love your house and want you to join our community.
We do require suitable photography to list the home. You’ve got a great home and Origins Guide guests should see it in all its glory. In most cases this has already been done. If not, we’d be happy to help you find a suitable photographer – we’ll discuss this if required and help in any way we can.
Am I locked in with Origins Guide?
Absolutely not – we like you to try and commit to be with us for the next 12 months as we do invest a serious amount of time in bringing the house into the community, however if things change on your side (stop holiday letting your home, move in, sell it etc) then we’ll be sad but wish you the best.
There’s no penalties for leaving us.
Will you take care of the listing?
Absolutely – we’ll even prepare it for you! You’re welcome.