Nintendo is letting Pokemon Go players take matter into their own hands if the area where they live doesn’t have enough Pokestops and Gyms. It’s an all-around logical move, really, since some towns may be less popular than others but that doesn’t mean there aren’t people playing Pokemon Go.
Requesting Pokestops and Gyms is a easy as going to the Pokemon Go official support website. While this does seem like a venue that allows trolling, like making your friend’s house a Pokestop, the developer isn’t letting houses be Pokestops and all requests are carefully analyzed by the development team before they are accepted.
But if you want a Gym in a public place near you, it’s as easy as filling out a form. While you wait for it to be accepted you can check out our complete Pokemon GO Wiki Guide.