Open Homes Open your heart and home to refugees

Join the community of hosts who are providing free accommodation to those in need. When you provide temporary shelter to refugees, you’re helping to rescue and resettle lives.
“The idea that we have the ability to help embrace them in this journey is amazing.”
Tell us when you can help
When you choose to support a cause, it’s up to you when you open your home. Approved agencies will reach out to you directly to propose the length of the stay.
Get matched by our partners
Airbnb has partnered with trusted agencies who specialize in finding temporary shelter for people in need. These partners seek out the most suitable homes for the people they are supporting, and talk with the hosts to ensure a match.
Provide shelter
The simple act of opening up your home provides the basics of shelter and safety. By welcoming an individual or family into your home you’ll also be providing a sense of connection to the community and a feeling of belonging.
Let’s get started
Join thousands of fellow hosts for good.
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Join the community
Begin by creating a verified Airbnb account or, for existing members, log in.
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Sign up your home
If you already host on Airbnb, choose an existing listing, or create one specifically for the cause of your choice.
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Help someone in need
Once your home is signed up, agency partners and verified account holders will be able to send requests to stay in your home.
Have some important questions?
We’re glad you do. It’s definitely not a casual commitment to open your home for free to people in need. If you have any further questions that aren’t covered by the information below or you’re involved with an organisation and would like to explore a partnership, please reach out to us at welcome@airbnb.com. We’re happy to talk.
Why are people opening their homes for free?
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Are all stays offered by hosts free?
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Sign up your home
Join the community of hosts who are providing free accommodation to those in need. When you provide temporary shelter to refugees, you’re helping to rescue and resettle lives.
What cause are you passionate about?
If you know of a group of people who would benefit from temporary shelter, let us know about it!
Learn more about the other causes our community is actively supporting.