• Jan 7, 2012
We've never found ourselves with an excess of driveway space, but if that changes any time in the near future, there's a chance the vacant asphalt could make us a buck or two. Parkatmyhouse.com allows users to upload photos of their driveways, garages or yards and then rent the space for parking on a monthly basis. The program is just getting underway here in the U.S., though UK drivers have been using the site for some time now. Across the pond, parking via the site can cost anywhere from $10 to $30 per day, and the service's organizers say Parkatmyhouse.com has earned users more than $5 million.

Currently, the service is looking to get off of the ground in New York City, Boston and Washington, D.C., so if you have space and are willing to put up with someone's vehicle in your way day in and day out, head over to the site and sign up. It may just pay for your new garage in no time.


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      WillieD
      • 2 Years Ago
      That's very cool, but I'm sure it comes with its own set of problems.
      • 2 Years Ago
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      AYSKOFI
      • 2 Years Ago
      All it will take is one call to code enforcement. If you live on a property that is zone single family residential, it is not zoned as a parking lot. I would think an irritated neighbor could easily get you a code violation and a fine, Better check first.
        tony
        • 2 Years Ago
        @AYSKOFI
        Code enforcement people are a holes. Not all of course, just 79.48112% are. Thou has paid taxes on the drive way and if thou sees fit to rent it then thou will. It is of no concern what any neighbor thinks. Also, since thou IS A TAX payer, thou authorizes thy self to do what ever thou wants. A smart neighbor is a neighbor that minds its own business.
          SloopJohnB
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tony
          Wrong-o Tony. Especially if homeowner's associations and covenants are involved. Most people don't like to have to see strangers' cars parked every which way on the street or driveway or crossing the sidewalk...it's hard enough to get homeowners to follow the rules, much less some people who don't live in the particular house the driveway belongs to.
          happyjoyjoy333
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tony
          I love how you referred to a neighbor as an "it" at the end. I, too, unfortunately have known neighbors that fit that reference.............lol :o)
          lemonite
          • 2 Years Ago
          @tony
          SloopJohn - if there's an HOA involved, that usually means you don't own the driveway (only have easement rights to some percentage) and therefore you can't rent it out.
      SloopJohnB
      • 2 Years Ago
      Probably illegal, untaxed income, failure to collect sales tax, failure to post/have liability insurance, etc.
      Charles
      • 2 Years Ago
      This isn't anything new ..In Queens I have availed myself of this service on numerous times for years. Many people in Queens rent their driveways for up 20 dollars an hour and the drive rental is legal. What isn't legal is renting a driveway space and not charging tax . Sometime I have to see my cardiologist and it can take too long to find a space, so I rent a driveway from this sweet old,lady who lives on a limited income.. many people really need the extra money especially in this economy. Also, she says that space housed her husband''s car who had died 3 years ago. She also told me that without doing it , she wouldn't be able to pay her electric and gas utulities, She also helps some elderly people . And ALES GARRETT city people love the city. But we so appreciate the fack that we can me you chuckel, afterall, we have been laughing about non - city folk for years
        lemonite
        • 2 Years Ago
        @Charles
        Your post started out fine, but then it went all retard. What gives?
      albertbbruno
      • 2 Years Ago
      my mother was doing this in the 70's because where she lived during the winter there was no overnite street parking-- this was in winooski ,vt
      • 2 Years Ago
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