Publication Date

Spring 2019

Document Type

Capstone Project

Degree Name

Master of Arts


Computer Science

First Advisor

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Alex Liu


Home Away from Home is an e-Commerce application for short-term rentals of homes or apartments. This application presents a web portal for property owners to advertise their properties and lease them to renters for short-term stays. Its functionalities should include uploads, setting, auditing, property listings, bookings, payment processing, post-rental ratings, surveys, web mapping and more. The database maintains the home information required for a user to check and book the home.

This Home Away From Home website is designed using the home rental website as examples, it contains all the information of renter, owner, admin. All the owners can post their properties on the website. All the information regarding the properties, owners and renters are stored in the database. Admin has the right to view the details of everything on the website.

Software Requirements/Tools
Operating System : Windows 7 & later
Web Technologies : HTML5, CSS3, Bootstrap,
Scripting Languages : JavaScript, jQuery
Database : MS SQL
Framework : .NET

Admin Module
Owner Module
Renter Module