Established in 2000 as a local London classified ads and community site, designed to connect people who were either planning to move, or had just arrived in the city, and needed help getting started with accommodation, employment and meeting new people.|
Details: Gumtree.com has grown a lot since then through word of mouth and we’re proud to say that Gumtree is loved by its rapidly growing community. We now cover 60 cities across 6 countries – the UK, Ireland, Poland, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa - and are the UK's biggest website for local community classifieds including flat share, flat rentals and jobs. More than 25,000 new rooms are advertised a month, which means at least 10,000 rooms are rented a month through Gumtree. We now have more than one million visitors every month.
Our aim at Gumtree is to give you a simple and easy-to-use tool that let’s you quickly find you might be looking for. You can find everything you need to live your life with the help of your local Gumtree community; from a job or a flat, date, a nanny for your kids or a bargain to a language teacher and a tennis partner.
In 2005 we became part of the Kijiji family within eBay. Both Gumtree and Kijiji revolve around thriving online communities and so we hope to learn a lot from each other. Kijiji, which means village in Swahili, is a group of community classifieds websites similar to us found in more than 90 cities around the world.