You can book a trip by going to our Kindred Mobile App (iOS or Android). Once downloaded, we recommend getting started by exploring all of our great homes! You can add a trip to your wishlist directly by clicking the "+" button! Because we are a community of primary homes, our inventory is changing daily. By opening a wishlist, you will get a notification for any new match, as soon as it pops up!

We also recommend creating your user profile in the app, which you'll need to do before you book your first trip. You can complete it in the “Profile” section of the app.

Once you’ve found a home you like over a date range you’re interested in, you can request to book directly in the app.

  • Go to the home of interest
  • Click “Select dates” you’re selecting the home from your “Explore” tab, or “Request to book” if doing so from a home in your trip wishlist
  • Share your trip details and a quick note, and submit the request
  • If you do not yet have photos displayed for your home, you’ll be prompted to share a few as a placeholder until you’ve completed your professional photography

Once your request is submitted, it generally takes around 48 hours for hosts to respond to requests. You’ll hear back via email & text message, and if approved for your stay, you’ll be able to complete your booking directly in the app! 

To finalize your trip, you’ll be prompted to first complete your ID verification (hosted through Stripe, Kindred will not store these details in our system), and complete payment for the trip, which you can do from the email you’ll receive once the trip is approved, or directly in the app. As a reminder, you just pay a service fee + cleaning fee for each trip on Kindred - see more in the pricing section of our resources hub! Once paid, your trip is confirmed!