Airbnb hosts from Wellington to Christchurch offer free accommodation to those affected by Tasman Fire 1 NEWS NOW

Almost 90 Airbnb hosts located between Christchurch and Wellington are offering free accommodation to evacuees affected by the fires in Tasman.

Eighty-six people have opened their homes to those who have been displaced.

An Airbnb host in Wellington said it was a "no brainer" to offer to those who could not return home at the moment.

Angel told 1 NEWS she wanted to help someone who had been displaced.

1 NEWS reporter Lisa Davies was with the family.
                            Source: 1 NEWS


"From my perspective, I was sitting at home thinking how can I help … sometimes you just want to do something practical.

"I think it's awesome that they (Airbnb) do it," she said. We just clicked (the option) immediately We did not even think about it. "

Airbnb sent a message to those between Christchurch and Wellington asking if they would consider opening their homes to evacuees.

More than doubled from last night.

As fires in nearby Tasman continue for a fourth day, this blaze at Walter's Bluff.
                            Source: Matt Jenke


She was trying to get the message out.

Angel said anyone was able to stay on the site permanently.

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