There is short term, long term accommodation..I want to change my place of residence on a whim without having to worry about contracts or moving lots of stuff
Moving accommodation and addresses shouldn't be such a big deal. It should be as simple as opening an app and picking a place to live and how long and then pressing a button. No phone calls. No meeting estate agents.
Then you can live there
I should be able to select no-end date - this is long term accommodation. Or short term accommodation such as hotels or airbnbs.
It's the long term accommodation market that needs quickening.
I agree, but I think it's more of a cultural issue rather then technical, as most of the problems worth solving. I picture a society of semi nomads, freely moving thru the land held in common, joining many available communities, where everyone is accepted, learning at each place, as well as teaching. Kinda like a human flux thru a more stable matrix of community nodes. I imagine life as a fun road trip, in anticipation of new friends and new experiences, travelling light, worry free. That's what freedom is to me. But such a vision would take a cultural shift. As of now, yeah, we can create an accommodation sharing app, there are already many, like time shares. So, of you have lots of money, we can make moving even more convenient. Unfortunately most people are bound stationary by that necessity of making money. We are all frozen into a rigid social structure. There's no single app that can change this. It's a generational change needing to happen. What's gonna change it is building those communes, one by one, nurturing the culture of sharing, community living and openness. Then, those communes attract by their success, more get started, they get interconnected helping each other. A new economy gets born. That's what we need to help to happen with our apps. We need to provide organizational tools to make forming such communes easier. It's very hard right now. Many are trying, and everyone is groping in the dark.
I definitely prefer the nomad lifestyle. I used to be a consultant and travelled all the time in the UK and Ireland. I was always in a hotel and in a different city every 9 months.
I rented a flat and bought an expensive computer and coffee machine - now I feel restricted where I can be. I have to stay in one place. So I'm thinking of moving again and sending away my computer and coffee machine to some central location such as my family home and use my nice computer as a server.
What's new in this idea? The "no end date", the "auto-concierge", what else?
I prefer a world without buildings, just living in "hivecells" directly on planets. Clothes should be made convenient and safe enough to replace housing.
You can't currently rent a house long term through an app.
That's what is new about this idea.
I think you should be able to buy a house like buying milk at a grocery store.