HouseTrip is an online holiday rental marketplace that allows homeowners and holiday rental managers (known as ‘hosts’) to list and rent out their properties to guests. Headquartered in Lausanne, with offices in London and Lisbon, the privately held company has been ranked as one of Europe’s 100 hottest startups by Wired Magazine and as one of the 50 top websites for travel by The Times. As of June 2014[update], there were over 330,000 property listings on HouseTrip.com making it one of the ‘worlds largest providers of holiday rentals’. Listings are divided into different categories on the site when guests look for accommodation such as a flat, apartment or house. They can also select alternative property types such as a boat or castle. Only entire properties can be booked on HouseTrip and no private bedrooms are listed.