MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Finding parking can be quite the challenge in certain locations. Drivers in Myrtle Beach know how difficult it can be to find a spot, especially during the busy summer season.
A web site set to launch in the states in March has the potential to help alleviate some parking headaches, while giving some people the opportunity to make some extra cash.
ParkAtMyHouse.com is a web site that allows property owners to post their driveways for rent. It also lets drivers looking for a spot to check out the site for parking options and book the space they choose.
The web site recommends a value for the driveway, however, property owners have the final say on the rate. Rental options are available for the hour, day, week and month. ParkAtMyHouse.com receives of a portion of the cost, and the rest goes directly to the homeowner.
A spokesperson for the site, says ParkAtMyHouse.com has been very successful in the UK and hope to replicate that success in the states.
For Joanna Lawrence visiting from Toronto, Canada, the concept is brilliant. "To me it would be a win-win situation," says Lawrence. She says it's great for those looking to make a little extra cash and have an empty driveway to offer.
But not everyone seems to be warming up to the idea. Kathy Cox owns a beachfront property in Myrtle Beach and sees first- hand how hard it is to find parking near the beach during the summer. Cox recently resurfaced her drive and had a gate installed in her front yard. "I would rather not be faced with having people parked in our driveway. Even if you can make money on it, that just wouldn't interest us at all."
Although the www.Parkatmyhouse.com has not officially launched, property owners can all ready sign up and check out the value of their property.