Publication Date

Summer 2018

Document Type

Capstone Project

First Advisor

Xin Chen, Ph.D.

Second Advisor

Soon-Ok Park, Ph.D.

Third Advisor

Alex Liu


People around the community face problems on day-to-day rentals and they end up paying high rents and hotel bills. The Home Away from Home application gives renters a clear picture on how to access the available rentals and their lower pricing. The application also gives rental information to international students who come to the United States to study. The purpose of the application is to provide detailed and user-friendly interaction which lists all the available rooms and pricing in an area for rentals. The main idea is to help renters to overcome the community pricing differences which gives them options to rent instead of booking any expensive hotels. This helps renters save money and at the same time it drives the economy of these locations.

The home away from home application is user friendly for all the stakeholders namely homeowners (lister’s) and the customers (renters) to gather their information. The owners can upload their information, pictures of the rooms and the details of their house. The customers can find the information easily by logging to the site and locating a place they would like to rent. The technology for this project is C#.NET, and Visual Studio Tool.

The site will help the stakeholders with information about the owner and their services, facilitates room’s availability for rent and payment details. It will provide a relationship with both the owner and the renters. The expected outcomes of the application will enable stakeholders to register either as renters or lister’s, they will be able to upload details about their advertisement, property and cost whereas, customers can look up the listings in search bar and contact the owners from the advertisement. This application will connect people from different communities to have access to a wide range of properties at a lower pricing.