What: CurbFlip lets you rent out your parking space, garage or driveway — or even your unused boat slip

Expected pay: varies by location

Husl$core: $$$$

Commissions & Fees: 16% of the rental amount, plus a 3% Paypal fee

Where: Most major cities in the U.S., as well as Europe, South America, Asia, Australia and New Zealand

Requirements: Be 18 or older; have a space to rent and an email address to communicate with renters and the site.


CurbFlip wants to help you monetize the empty space in your driveway or garage. The site lets you list your space for free; decide whether you want to rent this space by the hour, day, week or month, or all of the above; and set the price. The site connects renters and space-owners via email. There’s no cost to list, but if you rent your space, the site will take a 16% fee and you’ll need to pay Paypal’s 3% fee to get money transferred to your bank account. We found no negative reviews of the service, which leads us to believe this is easy money if you live in the right location — a crowded urban area; near a beach or airport or anywhere else where parking is challenging. CurbFlip does not have a set cancellation policy for either renters of your space or you. If you want to levy a cancellation fee when renters don’t show up, the site encourages you to make that policy clear.

A final caution: If you rent out any portion of your home or property, you should have a discussion with your property insurer to make sure you would be covered for any legal liability in the off-chance that someone tripped or slipped, fell and sued. Most personal insurance policies exclude “commercial” liability, but will issue a rider on a personal policy to cover this risk. (See our Insurance story under “tips.”)

Also check out Pavemint, which charges a slightly lower commission, if you’ve got space to rent. Like many side hustles, there’s no prohibition against listing your space with more than one — or even all of the parking apps. 

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