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App Allows Homeowners To Rent Out Driveways

App Allows Homeowners To Rent Out Driveways


. WANT TO MAKE EXTRA MONEY OR WANT TO PARK YOUR CAR THERE’S A NEW APP FOR YOU BOTH ALLOWING HOMEOWNERS TO PUT THEIR DRIVEWAYS UP FOR RENT TOKO MUTERS. MEG BAKER HAS DETAILS WESTFIELD. Reporter: A SLICE OF PAVEMENT IS WORTH A LOT, ESPECIALLY IN COMMUTER HEAVY TOWNS WHERE PARKING SPOTS ARE LIMITED. JOE STARTED RENTING OUT HIS DRIVEWAY IN 2016 TO A FRUSTRATED COMMUTER. THAT IDEA INSPIRED THE BOX CAR APP. A SERVICE WHERE PROPERTY OWNER DEAR SIR SIGN UP TO RENT THEIR DRIVEWAYS. THEY GO FOR $7 A DAY WHICH IS TWO MORE THAN THE MUNICIPAL PARKING BUT YOU CAN SHOW UP ANY TIME. Reporter: MOST TOWNS HAVE A WAIT LIST TO GET A PARKING SPOT THAT CAN BE UP TO FIVE YEARS. IF YOU DON’T GET TO THE LOCAL TRAIN STATION BY 6:30 IN THE MORNING ARE YOU OUT OF LUCK. Reporter: ROLAND PAYS $9 A DAY FOR A SPOT AND SAID IT’S WORTH IT. STEVE RENTS TWO SPOTS BEHIND HIS PROPERTY. HE ESTIMATES HE WILL MAKE 3 TO $400 THIS MONTH. ADDITIONAL INCOME SOURCE. Reporter: THE MAJORITY OF THE SPOTS AVAILABLE ARE AT CHURCHES AND OTHER NONPROFITS. PASTOR TOM RICE SAID ANY EXTRA FUNDS GO A LONG WAY. THE MAIN REASON WE WENT BOX CAR IS TO GET RID OF OUR PARKING PIRATES. THIS PAST SUMMER WE HAD TO GET A NEW ROOF. SO THAT GOES TOWARD HELPING PAY THE BILL. Reporter: HE HAS PARTNERED WITH AREAS THAT LACK THE SPACE TO EXPAND PARKING OPTIONS. NOBODY WANTS TO BUILD A$12 MILLION PARKING DECK. WE ARE MAKING USE OF ALL THE OTHER PARKING SPOTS THAT AREN’T USED MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAYS. Reporter: THEY HAVE 800 PARKING SPOTS UNDER MANAGEMENT IN NEW JERSEY TOWNS. IN WESTFIELD NEW JERSEY. MEG BAKER. THE BOX CAR APP IS NOW EXPANDING.

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