Gumtree.com was started in March 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.
They’ve grown a lot since then through word
of mouth and Gumtree is now loved by its rapidly growing community.
They 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. They now have more than one million visitors every month.