Vegvisits how to host

Whether you are listing your beach home, an air mattress in your living room, or just your kitchen by the hour, we welcome all types of accommodations on Vegvisits! If you are a vegan or vegetarian, have a meat-free kitchen, and are excited to open up your home to guests, follow the steps to get started!

Create Your Listing

It’s free and easy to list your space! Customize the appearance of your listing to make it unique and your own!

Pictures

Pictures help travelers imagine themselves staying with you and make them feel more comfortable in general, so upload as many as you like! If you are listing an overnight accommodation, be sure to include photos of where your guests will be sleeping, as well as the surrounding area. Give travelers a glimpse of what it would be like to visit — take pictures of local beaches, ski slopes, vegan/vegetarian restaurants, cafés and bakeries, farms, fruit trees, parks, hiking trails, farmers markets, and more. If you will be at the home with your guests, feel free to include pictures of your favorite meals, hobbies or anything that will tell travelers a little bit more about you! For best quality pictures for your listing, photos uploaded should be around 895 x 590px in size.

Description Of Your Accommodation

Make sure to provide as much detail as possible about your accommodation and the surrounding area, so travelers know exactly what they are getting before booking with you. The listing form has been divided into steps that will help you accomplish this! If you would like some help on how to make a great listing form, click 'Learn more' below.

Your Space: Describe the space you are offering to your guests, including room description, bed type, bathroom accommodations, and information about your home.

Your Kitchen: You know how important the kitchen is to most vegans and vegetarians, so be sure to provide detailed information about yours! List the appliances your guests will have access to, and let your guests know if they will be able to store food in your refrigerator. Please note any restrictions and rules you have for guests when using your kitchen (in addition to the no-meat policy).

Guest Access: Include features your guests will have access to during their stay. Do you have a garden, backyard, pool or balcony your guests can enjoy? Will guests have Internet or a TV? Perhaps you have an awesome DVD collection you are willing to share, or a lifetime collection of books that guest can browse through – whatever it may be, let travelers know what is unique about your space!

Your Story: You already have a profile with information about yourself, but your listing is another great opportunity to share with potential guests who you are, and put them more at ease booking a trip with you! Describe your lifestyle, diet, and hobbies. What is your occupation? Will you be around during the day when your guests visit?

Getting Around: What are the transportation options for the surrounding area?

Special Services: Hosts are encouraged to offer additional services to their guests to help make their stay a life-changing one. Whether it is wellness consulting, acupuncture, yoga lessons, cooking demonstrations or transportation services – we welcome it all on Vegvisits! Be sure to include the cost of your services, as well as how you would like to be paid, as payments by your guests will be made directly to you and is not currently handled by Vegvisits.

Neighborhood: Describe your surroundings. Why do you love living there? What type of community atmosphere can you expect? Are their events held in your area? What are some things guests can look forward to enjoying that are in walking distance from your home?

House Rules: Include any rules that your guests must abide by when staying at your home. Be sure to answer important questions like whether you allow smoking or pets, and if you have a specific check-in/check-out time.

Security Deposit: You have the option of requiring a refundable security deposit when you guests first arrive. Deposits are not currently processed through Vegvisits, and must be collected by you upon check-in.

Listing Location

To protect your privacy, you are asked to provide the complete address as well as an approximate location of your accommodation. The complete address of your space will only be provided to Guests after you have confirmed their booking requests, and will not be seen by any other users of the platform. For the approximate location of your listing, do not provide your complete address, as this will be seen by all users searching for accommodations. Instead, please provide a location (road, park, store etc.) near you so travelers can get a good idea of the general location of your space.

Payment Details & Cancellations

It’s your accommodation, so you get to set the terms! You have the option to customize pricing for per night stays, weekly stays and monthly stays or your kitchen by the hour. You’re also in control of how and when you would like to be paid, as well as how you want to handle cancellations.

Calendar

Set your calendar to reflect the availability of your accommodation. Select "Custom" and then “Open” for the nights of the week that your space is available to travelers. If you are listing your kitchen, select "Open" for each day of the week your kitchen is available for rent.

Respond To Booking Requests

Once your listing is live, you will begin to receive booking inquiries from vegans and vegetarians around the world! We have made it easy for you to exchange messages with potential guests through our secure messaging system. Be sure to take a look at their profiles and ask any questions you want answered before confirming their bookings. You will have 48 hours to confirm or deny their requests.

Get Paid

We’ve set up the platform for in-person payments to keep with the local and personal feel of our community and to make travelers feel more comfortable. However, you certainly have the option of collecting your payment from guests in advance of their stay. Some hosts choose to accept most of the payment in person, but require a small, non-refundable deposit be made upfront to protect themselves against cancellations. It’s your preference, but be sure to coordinate these transactions with your guests prior to their arrival.

Welcome Your Guests

It’s showtime! Make sure your place is neat and clean to ensure happy guests, and use our secure messaging system to arrange for your guest’s arrival. Visit our Q&A page for tips on how to be an amazing host. Now you take it from here!

Write a Review

Once your guest has departed, you will receive an email from us to review this traveler. These reviews will appear on their profiles so other hosts can make more informed decisions. Guests will also have the opportunity to leave you a review, which will then appear on your listing profile. The Vegvisits community relies on the quality and accuracy of reviews – we value your honesty!

That’s it! If you have additional questions about hosting, be sure to visit our Q&A page.

Become a Host Now!

Why Host on Vegvisits

Read more about stories and experiences shared by featured hosts on our blog.

Easy (and fun) way to make money

Earn some extra income to help pay for your own travel adventure! (…Or the bills?) Plus, you set the availability, price and rules for your listing, and are never obligated at any time to rent out your space.

Meet other vegans and vegetarians from around the world

Never stress about guests bringing meat into your home, and rest easy knowing you already have something in common with everyone you host. Share experiences, recipes, stories and exchange support.

Confirm bookings with confidence

Feel good about every booking you confirm by utilizing the profiles and reviews of your potential guests. Users also have the option of verifying their identities and showing their ratings from other websites (i.e. Ebay, Airbnb) on their profiles, so you can feel good with each booking you make.

Provide extra services and reach more people

Whether you are an artist, yoga instructor, wellness coach or personal chef, hosts are welcome to offer travelers their extra services to make their stay a memorable and life-changing one!

You’re in safe hands

Your personal address and contact information is only available to guests once you have confirmed their bookings. Nothing other than your first name and general location of your listing will be visible to people using the Vegvisits platform.

24/7 customer support

Vegvisits global support team is available 24/7 to assist you with your needs. Email us with your issues and we will get back to you within 24 hours!