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've been displaced, anywhere from two nights to a couple of weeks if needed.
An Airbnb host in Wellington said it was a "no brainer" to offer a bed to those who couldn’t return home at the moment.
Angel told 1 NEWS she wanted to do something practical to help out those who had been displaced.
"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 didn’t even think about it."
Airbnb sent out a message to those between Christchurch and Wellington asking if hosts would consider opening their homes to evacuees.
The number of people offering their homes on the site had more than doubled from last night.
She wanted to get the message out there that this was an option for evacuees to consider as not many people had been taking up the offers yet.
Angel said anyone was able to sign up to the Airbnb site and offer their home or a room to evacuees for this time – hosts don’t have to remain on the site permanently.
Visit this website to sign up or find a place to stay for free.
By Emily Heyward