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Known as the Airbnb for event venues, Peerspace is expanding its service into Dallas-Fort Worth.

Peerspace is an online platform that connects users to venues in which they can host their events. The company announced the move on Wednesday, and since then there have been more than 150 venue listings in the DFW area. Ten are in Fort Worth, and 10 more are in Arlington.

As of Friday afternoon, two of the most popular venues listed on Peerspace were Artspace 111 and Locavore in Fairmount.

Since the app’s launch in 2014, Peerspace users have found venues to host a variety of events, including corporate meetings, parties, weddings and even movie filming and photoshoots. Rony Chammas, the founder and chief product officer, said oftentimes booking a venue using Peerspace is more cost-efficient than having to book typical spaces, like hotel conference rooms.

“When we’ve done comparisons in the past to hotel venues, the majority of our spaces tend to be more budget friendly options,” Chammas said.

Venues are also not limited to large spaces. Much like Airbnb hosts can list a spare bedroom in a small apartment for rent, hosts on Peerspace can list their living room as a venue space. The potential listing still has to pass the requirements like minimum pricing, a certain number of photos, a description and a list of amenities. After that, it also has to be approved.

But mostly, there aren’t many restrictions on the spaces you can list.

Chammas said that’s one of the positive aspects of Peerspace.

“Our philosophy has been that every space has some kind of need,” he said. “Hosts will list their space and be pleasantly surprised. I think that’s one great thing about the marketplace, you really don’t know until you list.”

Carla Jimenez covers breaking business news and commercial retail development. Born and raised in Euless, she took a detour in the Midwest for a few years, but she’s back in the land of football, barbecue and Dr Pepper.


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