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An app/online platform to let you book a parking spot on someone's private land. The landowner gets paid through the app either once or periodically (if it's long-term parking). An app is international, so you can find a spot for both short and long-term parking anywhere in the world.
A cheaper alternative to park your car than in municipal parking spots or parking lots owned by private companies.
If you have any free land, from a backyard to a field, make money by letting people park their cars there.
Economical option for long term parking when you travel with a car and want to leave it for some time in a certain country.
In tourist towns, people often stand on the streets/place banners offering to park cars in their yards to make money. Simplify this by creating an online system to book and pay for such spots.
How it works:
An app, similar to Booking or Airbnb, just for cars. Search for a free parking spot according to your (or a desired) location. The owners write descriptions and upload pictures showing where the car will be parked, how safe it is (is there a fence, security cameras, etc.), how good is the access to the spot (in case it's some field or a similar place) and similar, relevant information.
Book the chosen spot in advance and drive there, the owner meets you and shows where to park your car. You pay the deposit through the app. After taking back your car, you confirm that all is well and the full agreed price goes to the owner's account. If you leave the car for a longer time (weeks or months) and are not sure when you'll take it back, you can agree to pay the owner once a certain time period, then the money is taken off your account like a subscription.
Existing apps and the novelty of the idea:
There are working apps with the same concept , but the main con of those is that they are restricted to specific countries. I conceived the idea as a result of my experience of lack of convenient, economical options to leave a car in a foreign country for a longer time. It's either not safe to leave it somewhere for free (on the street) or expensive (airports, guarded parking lots, etc.).
Another restriction of the existing apps is the type of parking spaces used - they are mostly driveways in private yards. I think the app could benefit by allowing the owners to rent any type of owned land, e.g an empty field, an unused old garage or shed, etc. If the owner lives in a house near the field he/she could place an eye on the parked cars each day, it's still safer than parking your car anywhere without anyone watching over it. The owner could also build a fence around such an empty field to make it safer to park cars there.
A way to let strangers use your car and parking space while you travel
Contrived _voiceJan 25, 2022
leaving your car unused for long periods is not good for it. The moving parts acquire rust which makes it hard for it to start when you get back to it. Nothing beats the comfort of your own car however so only renting when you're around is not an option. Plus knowing who has your car while you travel is a huge relief.
All you have to do is find someone who's coming in at the same time you're going out and there's never a shortage of international travelers. Similarly, letting go of parking spaces in towns makes them hard to recover when you come back it would be more efficient to leave both the car and space in someone else's hands
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Landowner could take additional care of your car if you left it for a longer time
Povilas SJan 24, 2022
If you left your car for months, the landowner could offer to take additional care of it, like starting the engine from time to time for the battery not to die, cleaning the debris from it, maybe pumping the tires, etc. You could offer to pay additionally for this, leave monetary tips through the app or simply leave a good review.
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Je pense que c’est une tres bonne idée
Mr Cedric Levi J OUEDRAOGOJan 29, 2022
This application will reduce bad parking and also reduce conflicts. Which will sell very well!
Cette application permettra reduire les mauvaix stationnement et également reduire les conflits !! Ce qui va se vendre tres bien !