Ahemdabad based startup BeHomey is a web portal which help users find a private accommodation like a full house/a room/a tent/a balcony/space for camping/a bed for rent. From crowded tourist spots to uncharted exotic locations, there is always a home and there is always a family that is ready to let you in.
BeHomey aims to create more options for a traveller/tourist to stay than just budget hotels, service apartments, lodges, hostels, etc. BeHomey will empower locals and standardize their property to a level where a traveller/tourist will get most of the basic necessity fulfilled.
The idea of BeHomey was conceived by Kushal Trivedi when he decided on going for an impromptu holiday with his family during Diwali (That’s the time when almost entire India travels and impromptu holidays may not be the best ways to deal with that!). He and his family wanted to go to a famous Gujarati tourist destination – Ambaji few days right before the festival of Diwali.
Here he found the problem which he thought most people face when they go to impromptu holidays. Heading to a tourist destination, without a booking, hoping for a modest room at a decent budget hotel! The Hotel wallahs just said thought he was funny and rest just thought of him as a gullible kid wanting to shell out money. Tired and sad, he and his wife started to discuss a way out and a Local heard them. The local offered him to stay in his house for as long as he was around for a very little money, and his head starts spinning. At first he was hesitant, they all went to check the place and then Kushal took the room and the deal was in place and his family loved the idea
And there was his vision for his venture Behomey in this solution to the problem he faced.
In an epiphany, he realized the 3 core values that define life:
– Adding new stories to your journey.
– Welcoming new people in your life.
– Living in a home away from home.
He came up with the idea of BeHomey and decided to make it real for all other impromptu people out there and to make your travel safe, fun and definitely easy on the budget.
As of today BeHomey comprises team of three members. Kushal Trivedi (Founder), Dhirendra & Vivek where Kushal and Dhirendra comes with similar background where they worked together at Infibeam.com and Vivek has worked with Kushal in another IT company.
Kushal takes care of the execution, operations and marketing while Dhirendra looks after sales & business development. Vivek takes care of the technology guy for the startup.
BeHomey differs from the competition in terms of having standardized properties, competitive fares and with all that it is not a marketplace.
They plan to cover all the tourist places within Gujarat, Rajasthan & Maharashtra.
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Check their website Be|Homey