Life at HomeAway

Founded by Brian Sharples and Carl Shepherd in February 2005, the idea behind HomeAway was to revolutionize the historically-fragmented vacation rental industry and establish the company as the clear market leader. The entrepreneurial spirit of the pioneers who created the very first vacation rental sites, many of which are now part of the HomeAway portfolio, fueled the early growth of the business and set the tone for the company culture that exists today.

Hear More fromBrian Sharples

Hear More from Brian Sharples

HomeAway University

HomeAway University

HomeAway University is a 2 to 4-week training program giving college students the chance to develop state-of-the-art enterprise-level applications in a professional setting. There are intern and full time positions available. Recruiting starts each Fall.
World Headquarters

World Headquarters

The HomeAway World Headquarters is located in downtown Austin, Texas. Employees love the proximity to restaurants, bars and retail - especially to the unofficial company cafeteria, the Whole Foods Market flagship store.


4 weeks paid vacation, plus 10 paid holidays. Group medical, dental and vision insurance. Short-term and long-term disability. And, lots more! Check out our profile on Glassdoor to see benefits by location.

Strength In Numbers

We know one of the keys to HomeAway's continued growth is our significant network. As a broader selection of vacation rentals become available on our sites, more travelers turn to HomeAway for their vacation planning. And with more travelers, comes a new wave of homeowners and managers who want to advertise with us.

Internally, our organization continues to expand to keep up with the business, growing
from 87 employees in 2005 to nearly 1,200 in 2012.

Austin, Texas - World Headquarters
Denver, Colorado
Basalt, Colorado
Pensacola, Florida
Seattle, Washington

London, England
Paris, France
Marseille, France

Frankfurt, Germany
Geneva, Switzerland

Madrid, Spain

Rome, Italy


Bogota, Colombia

Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Sydney, Australia

Auckland, New Zealand


Note to Third-Party / Recruitment Agencies / Executive Search Firms: HomeAway does not accept unsolicited resumes

from third-party recruiters or recruiting agencies. Please do not forward unsolicited resumes to any employees of HomeAway.

HomeAway is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.