Airbnb to start sell­ing build­ings, homes next year

The Wichita Eagle - - Business -

Airbnb will soon an­nounce that it will be­gin sell­ing multi-unit build­ings and houses next year, ac­cord­ing to Fast Com­pany.

The new ini­tia­tive, called Back­yard, is “an en­deavor to de­sign and pro­to­type new ways of build­ing and shar­ing homes,” ex­tend­ing and bol­ster­ing the ser­vices of the on­line home-rental plat­form to ar­chi­tec­ture and ur­ban plan­ning, the re­port said. Back­yard could start of­fer­ing small ex­ist­ing dwellings, ac­cord­ing to the re­port, and could also sell en­er­gy­ef­fi­cient build­ing ma­te­ri­als, stand-alone homes and multi-unit com­plexes.

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