Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program

Authorize residents to home share in a way that is transparent, suits your terms, and provides extra income.

Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program

Authorize residents to home share in a way that is transparent, suits your terms, and provides extra income.

The Friendly Buildings Program allows residents to share their home

How it works


When you enroll your building in the Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program, you'll allow home sharing within your desired constraints. In an addendum to your standard lease or building rules, you and participating hosts can agree on the percentage of the hosts’ profit you’ll receive and other conditions. You can also create safety and neighborly rules that participating residents must follow in order to home share. Airbnb’s platform then requires each host and guest to accept those rules.

The Friendly Buildings Program allows residents to share their home

The Airbnb Friendly Buildings founding principles

Increased transparency

As a building owner, you get access to a customized dashboard that lets you know when residents participating in the program are hosting, how many guests are staying with them, and how much money is being earned.

Greater control

You can define home sharing terms for participating residents—like blackout dates and pet policies—in your lease addendum or building rules. You can then use the dashboard to monitor the hosting activity of participating hosts.

Partner with residents

A growing number of tenants and buyers view permission to home share as a valuable amenity. The Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program helps you to attract and retain these residents.


Building owners, tenants, and Condo owners can benefit from home sharing together
Building owners, tenants, and Condo owners can benefit from home sharing together

Why it works


The Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program provides you with an organized way to manage home sharing. The program can also help bring in and retain tenants and buyers. Most current Airbnb hosts rent out primary residences, and the Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program is intended to support hosts who share the home in which they live.


Benefits for building owners

Be proactive

Improve your relationship with residents by partnering with them to create a mutually agreed-upon program.

Add value

Offer your residents the ability to home share as an amenity with no cost to you.

Stay competitive

Attract desirable residents, including those with lifestyles that depend on the flexibility offered by home sharing.


Guidelines for developers


Download Airbnb's home sharing design guidelines. It's full of resources to help developers explore ways to promote community and social interaction in their communities by helping residents share the homes in which they live.

Getting started


Interested in launching the Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program in your property? Fill out this form to learn more.

Resident resources


If you're an Airbnb host or prospective host living in a multifamily property, here is a resource to learn more about the Airbnb Friendly Buildings Program.