Because of the idea behind this small experiment, with host families keeping 100% of any money you pay, Anthropolodgy has so far been an economical loss. Hosting fees are covered by me personally. The plan is to keep giving free exposure to families and communities who want international visitors, just for fun. Compared to large booking sites such as booking, agoda and hotels.com, who takes up to 25% of any money paid, Anthropolodgy is giving a great deal. Tour operators too often give very little back to the communities they visit, as profits stays with the tour operators.
If you want to help out giving small homestays a way to find guests and at the same time earn some easy money, consider checking out some of the links below. By using any of these links, both of us will receive a small bonus – you will receive one in order to encourage you to become a member, I will receive one as a thanks for sending these businesses new customers.
By signing up for Kiva with this link, both of us will receive a 25 dollar credit to loan to any of the projects listed on the site. Kiva aims to empower people by giving them access to micro credits, often so that they can open their own small businesses. You will receive the money back with interest, with time and interest rating different from loan to loan.
This link will give the both of us a 10 euro credit on an investment in solar energy in subsaharan Africa. Trine has as a goal to help end energy poverty, giving people access to cheap, clean and healthy energy sources, as opposed to the expensive, polluting and unhealthy kerosene most families have to use. On average, about an investment of about 17 dollars is enough to give one person access to energy. Besides the initial 10 euro bonus, you will also earn money from the interest paid on the loans.
By signing up for AirBnB with this link, you will get a 40 dollar credit on your first stay, while giving me a 20 dollar credit for become a user and a potential 80 dollar credit after you have rented one of your rooms for the first time. By using AirBnb credits I can keep some of my expenses down while traveling and looking for new places to add to this website. If you receive one guest, the 80 dollar bonus could allow me to spend almost a week in a place!