What would you do if
you could live rent free?
"Half of our property is listed on Airbnb which has created a lot of additional work for us and were finding it hard to manage it. Having an Xchanger here helped us to prepare our Airbnb space which enabled us to better manage our property. It's also a great way to use resources, meet new people, try new things and open up a new world of friends and family."
Grant and Robyn - Airbnb Hosts
Help managing our Airbnb
8 Month Xchange
"As an ex-housesitter, it is glorious to have a permanent spot, not moving every week and I've achieved more in my business in one month than I had in the previous six months put together. I finished my book; released and launched it all in the 8 months I've been Xchanging. The best thing is, I had a place to call home. I highly recommend it."
Tracey Hunt - Author and Business Owner
Tired of house-sitting
8 Month Xchange
"We both work from home, in a rather large house that takes a lot to maintain and little time to maintain it. Instead of downsizing, we'd prefer to share so Xchanging suits us. We're able to share what we have, get the help we need and at the same time, we get to learn more about people from other cultures and lifestyles. The support is amazing and we get to help someone at the same time."
Harry and Lou - Entrepreneurs
Busy Entrepreneurs needing help
Hosted 4 Guests
"Being a guest is a wonderful way to share your life and passions with other people. Whether you can speak another language, are a secret home Master Chef or just love connecting with like-minded people, it is a great opportunity to expand, share and learn from those around us. Plus, with the high cost of living and housing, The Room Xchange is offering a way to live better and smarter."
Nicola Collins - Employed
Lonely and costly living on her own
10 Month Xchange
"If you've got a spare bedroom and you need some extra help around the house, then The Room Xchange is a great solution. It's so wonderful to come home from work every night to a tidy house. It also gives young people a way of having some independence without the high cost attached to it. If you've got a spare room, I'd recommend giving it a go."
Grant - Business Owner
Needed general help around the house
6 Month Xchange
"You get to make lifelong friends and create a second family. They're there to take care of you and you're there to take care of them. I've got a second set of parents. They were really kind to me and literally transformed me in ways I never expected. It's a very special bond and an extraordinary experience that everyone should have."
Guilllaume - International Traveller from Canada
Backpacker needed to save money
18 Month Xchange
"I was going through a separation, finishing my PhD and I had no job or accommodation. I found The Room Xchange and moved in with my host a week later. In the 8 months I was Xchanging I finished my PhD and gained a part-time job in my host’s business. I've recovered from a difficult situation, saved myself a lot of financial grief and the best thing is, I feel like I’m part of their family."
Andrew Butler - PHD in Astrophysics
Separated, studying and nowhere to live
7 Month Xchange
Don’t waste your hard earned money paying for rent and bills
when you can share your skills and Xchange your time. There are
massive benefits to Xchanging.
It's time to leave home, fly the coop and live independently. Xchanging is a great first way to leave home. You'll still have the support of your Hosts and at the same time the freedom to gain some independence without the cost.
Better for the environment
By utilising resources that already exist, you are essentially decreasing your environmental footprint. By using your Hosts household furniture and items, you're decreasing landfill and emissions. Good on you!
More time to do what you love
By Xchanging your skills and time for food and accommodation, you are essentially decreasing the number of hours you have to work in order to live. If you played your cards right, you could Xchange and travel all over the world.
Concentrate on university
University is hard enough without having to worry about the high costs associated with it. Not only do you have to pay such high fees, university housing isn't that cheap. By Xchanging somewhere close to where you study, it will decrease your travel time and costs.
Time to start that project
We all have a book idea, a business concept or a dream holiday we'd love to go on, but the high cost of living puts an end to that. However, Xchanging will enable you to achieve those dreams and much more. It's also a great way for people who are 'in-between' and need a soft place to fall.
Enrich your life
Xchanging is about sharing lives and resources. It's about supporting each other via a fair an equitable Xchange. It's about learning from each other and growing as humans being. Ultimately, it's about creating micro-communities in the most intimate place of all - home.
We all have hidden skills and things that we naturally love to do. They’re the skills that you want to consider when Xchanging. Not everyone loves kids, cooking or gardening but there are some that are mad about it. You could be a crazy organiser - you know who you are. Everyone comments about it. Those skills are valuable to busy people. Take a look at some of the ideas below.
If you have a passion for cooking and love sharing your recipes, then there are Hosts waiting for you! So many Hosts are struggling to get good quality, healthy meals on the table. Here's to chance to shine in your very own Masterchef Kitchen!
Some might call you a neat freak, but we'd call you an angel in disguise! There are so many cupboards and drawers waiting for your methodical hands to whip them into shape! Declutter, organise, sort and sell. A Host's dream!
Let's face it, not every place you stay in has enough of a garden to get that green thumb moving. But we have heaps of Hosts who have gardens they need help maintaining. So if you've got a green thumb, we have a home for you.
Please take me for a walk, rub my tummy and play with me! Long work days are now making it impossible for many pet owners to give their pets the love they deserve. If you're an animal lover, you'll find an ideal Xchange in no time!
If you love being around children, we have plenty of Hosts waiting for someone just like you. To ensure you get a placement, a drivers licence and working with children check is a must along with an up to date first aid certificate.
Are you a person who loves making plans, keeping everyone on time and supporting people in their day to day lives? You could be an ideal Personal Concierge. Help our busy professionals get their lives back by managing their day to day 'to do' list.