WeHost was founded in 2017 by investors Mikko Leppänen and Conrad Planting, actor Jasper Pääkkönen, and business students Ohto Pentikäinen and Johannes Salmisaari. They created a service with which home owners could profit from their empty homes easily using the sharing economy. This would be done through selling short term rentals. The first pilot project was done in Helsinki.
The WeHost team has since grown to over 30 people. Guests from all over the world have enjoyed WeHost homes for thousands of nights.