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Going through the Host & Care web site allows homeowners to connect with other members who are willing to help maintain their homes in exchange for room and board or other services.
Pennington, New Jersey - March 31, 2009 - For most people, their home is their most valuable investment but also the most costly asset to maintain. With more couples working full-time jobs while also juggling the commitments of their children, doing simple tasks like vacuuming, dusting, and window washing can be difficult. Home repairs, such as caulking around the windows or cleaning the gutters, can take time that many people do not have. And hiring a professional is usually beyond the budgets of today's homeowners.
One way to deal with these problems is to bring in a part-time caretaker into the home. Although the idea sounds expensive, a new online community can help people do just that for almost nothing.
The community known as Host & Care brings together people who have their own need with people who have needs which also must be filled. Students, travelers, unemployed workers, disabled people, and others have signed up as members for the site and are ready to offer homeowners their services for free. The only catch is that their services are in exchange for a free room, room and board, or similar needs. By making these exchanges, each party is given a valuable opportunity that may not have been otherwise available.
Concerns about safety are taken seriously by Host & Care so they offer affordable background and reference checks so both parties can check one another out before meeting in person. Communication through Web 2.0 elements, such as streaming video and chat rooms, helps people get to know one another and to determine if the match would be a good fit.
While homeowners can find a temporary caretaker for their home, other people can find babysitters, tutors, caregivers for elderly parents, and more. The site makes it easy for people to come together and help one another at a time when such actions are becoming a necessity.
About Host & Care
Host & Care was founded by Lidia Nash, a Certified Information Technology Professional (CITP) and CPA, in 2008. The company was designed as a free online community that assists in connecting people in need of services with those in need of accommodations. The overreaching mission of the company, according to Nash, is to help people improve their lives. The community is open to people from all over the globe.
Host & Care
24 Baker Way
Pennington, New Jersey 08534