UK Start-up My Friend’s Room, set up by a British graphic designer, aims to connect friends of friends as a kind of bridge between Airbnb and Facebook as research shows that 75% of Brits would prefer to rent travel accommodation from a mutual friend rather than from a stranger on Airbnb or an impersonal hotel.

MyFriendsRoom already has properties listed in the UK, Italy, Greece, Cyprus, Spain, Portugal, Switzerland, Bulgaria, Austria, The Czech Republic, Turkey and Spain, and is crowdfunding its next expansion.

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