Despite the home rental options that abound, Calvi saw a gap in the market when he and his wife found themselves in it.
Their home sold faster than expected and their soon-to-be new home wasn’t ready. The search for a short-term rental proved exasperating with properties not being available, companies not returning their messages or simply not finding something appropriate.
“We ended up finding constant frustration. We had nowhere to go,” Calvi said.
They got lucky and found a rental home where they could live for the four months before their new home was completed. But Calvi, a licensed real estate broker, recognized what he felt was a neglected class of renters: People who needed a home longer than the typical vacation rental of fewer than 30 days, but did not want to commit to the typical year-long lease.
He came up with Tweener Homes, a solution for those needing an “in-between” home due to temporary or permanent job relocation or finding themselves in the situation Calvi and his wife did.
Calvi worked on the business model for two years before launching his Chandler-based company in 2018. How it works: Renters search through available homes on Tweener’s website and work out the details from there. The process is similar to popular alternative lodging platforms like Airbnb and Vrbo.
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