Shared Holiday Homes

Abstract

Our aim is to provide each person access to vacation in their own vacation home without having to give up changing destinations! That was our setted aim for starting the project. With a quick and simple search or just a quick look at our recommendations we would like to connect owners and potential shareholders to split up costs and raise the usage of a property.

Introduction

Many people are looking for their own holiday home, a real home away from
home. On the other hand, they struggle to finance a second home for holidays and/or they do not want to spend the rest of their lives in the same holiday
destination. This is the reason why we created Shared Holiday Homes: We want to offer everyone access to holidays in their own holiday home without having to give up changing destinations. The concept of our website is to offer houses in several countries and regions. The potential buyer can preselect the destination and the budget. The selected houses give detailed information of the location, the size, how many shares are available and for what price. If the user browses through the results and details of the houses and chooses one, the user can contact Shared Holiday Homes via an email and express their interest to buy a share of the house. In the future, more features can be added to the website: sellers can upload and offer their houses through a form; questions and legal advises for sellers and buyers can be offered; and the website is also intended to serve as a platform, where the different homeowners can communicate e.g. with a booking platform to coordinate the holidays between the shared houses.

Methodology

For the successful implementation of our project, we first considered the goal of the website we wanted to create within this project. Since the goal is for potential buyers to find holiday homes at a certain budget and in a certain location, the primary goal is a functioning search and a detailed view of the holiday homes.

Results of the project

To achieve this, the design of the navigation is basic and uses all the codes of a flexible and digestible architecture for the user with a menu bar as global navigation. Any more specific content corresponds to local navigation. The so-called “hierarchical” architecture is particularly appropriate for sites with a large volume and a desktop resolution. This is a good thing, as it meets our requirements.

The team

Ina Ranieri Web Development: Frontend (LinkedIn)

Roles inside the team

During our project „Shared Holiday Homes“ we took advantage of our different interests and specialities we decided for at the beginning of the TechLabs Journey. Luc and Theo were in charge of the UX Design. They build the creative part in our team and developed design proposals including font types, color themes via Figma.
Those no-code proposals made by the UX Team, had to transform into a code basis in Visual Studio Code. This was the part of the Frontend-Team, consisting of Ina and Jan-Dennis. They connected the visual creativity from the Figma Board into a dynamic webpage. Each Frontend cannot work without informations, especially changing information, e.g. individual criterias for our searchbar, which leads to individual houses fitting to the seekers preferences. Those dynamic informations where processed in the Backend, which is developed by Julia and Paul. They provided the structure of data transfer between the Frontend and Backend. All in all we successfully splitted up different tasks, which converged into a great teamwork result!

Mentor

Lars Wittkämper

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