About us | Our story

It all started with a seed capital of € 3.24

Februar 8, 2001

“Our seed capital was 3.24 euros”

In the beginning, the idea was to advertise some vacation accommodations from private landlords via the Internet and to create a marketplace with several vacation apartments and vacation homes in the region. For 3,24 Euro our two founders Sebastian Mastalka and Nicolaj Armbrust acquired the domain www.Traum-Ferienwohungen.de. The registration in the commercial register took place on February 8th, 2001 – “Traum-Ferienwohnungen” was born.

Februar 8, 2001
Januar 10, 2007

“Our first office”

After spending the first few years working on Traum-Ferienwohnungen.de from Nicolaj and Sebastian’s student digs, it eventually became too cramped, and it was then that the move to our first office space in Bremen’s Medienhaus occurred. At Medienhaus, we changed offices three times: from 20 sqm to 35 sqm. That was not the final stop.

Januar 10, 2007
Mai 16, 2010

“New layout for our holiday home marketplace”

In 2010, we redesigned and updated our website and used our new layout for many years. In the meantime, we arranged over 10,000 holiday accommodations and worked with permanent employees.

Mai 16, 2010
November 19, 2012

“On the move yet again”

After three exciting and successful years, the office space in Bremen’s Medienhaus still did not give us enough space. We were all set for the next move. The new 700 sqm office on the Weser river in Bremen provided plenty of space for all our employees. That year we also became an official apprenticing company and founded our sales department, which has been personally travelling to the various tourist regions ever since.

November 19, 2012
Juni 7, 2013

“We are a founding member of the German Holiday Home Association”

“We are a founding member of the German Holiday Home Association”
Together with other holiday home providers, we founded the German Holiday Home Association, whose aim is to support the interests of the holiday home industry, hosts, and holidaymakers. The focus of the association’s work is to heighten public awareness about the holiday property sector and to formulate legitimate industry interests with regards to the economy and politics.

Juni 7, 2013
Juli 5, 2014

“We started our social project “Vacation on us””

Our next move took place in 2014, as the offices on the Weser river in Bremen no longer offered sufficient space for all employees. So the 80-member Traum-Ferienwohnungen team went up the Weser River to the old wine merchant store in Bremen’s Überseestadt. We also started our campaign “Vacation on us” there and since then, we have been committed to helping families who are unable to go on a holiday for financial reasons.

Juli 5, 2014
Dezember 1, 2015

“Time for a new look”

Our logo as well as our website had grown a bit antiquated and needed a new look. During this extensive project, we redesigned our logo based on our values, history, and people and, from that moment on, have shown our colourful and emotional side. That year, we also got rid of specialised departments and organised ourselves into cross-functional teams geared towards our target groups. Hierarchies were abolished.

Dezember 1, 2015
Oktober 10, 2016

“We become a part of the @Leisure Family”

The @Leisure Group is among the leading companies in the European holiday accommodation market, which includes holiday homes, holiday parks, and apartments. By joining forces with @Leisure, we can work together on new growth opportunities for the future – nationally and internationally.

Oktober 10, 2016
März 10, 2018

“Our new holiday property purchasing marketplace is under way”

With the holiday trend towards holiday homes, the demand for corresponding properties as investment properties is increasing. Until this moment there had been no specialised marketplace for interested parties and sellers. This changed with Traum-Ferienwohnungen’s new marketplace for holiday properties. Since then, we have been using our extensive industry knowledge and unique industry network specifically for investors and sellers of holiday properties.

März 10, 2018
Mai 1, 2019

“@Leisure becomes a part of the OYO Family”

On May 1, 2019, the Indian company OYO Hotels & Homes took over Traum-Ferienwohnungen. Founded in 2013 by then-19-year-old Ritesh Agarwal, OYO has grown in record time into India’s and China’s largest and the world’s sixth largest provider of hotels and holiday homes. Up to this point, the @Leisure Group, which also includes Dancenter and Belvilla, owned the majority of Traum-Ferienwohnungen. With the OYO takeover the @Leisure Group, formerly a part of Axel Springer, the two other shareholders and founders of Traum-Ferienwohnungen, Nicolaj Armbrust and Sebastian Mastalka, sold their shares to OYO.

OYO VACATION HOMES LOGO

Mai 1, 2019