"It's a great way to use resources, meet new people, try new things and open up a new world of friends and family. It helped us to better manage our Airbnb rental."
"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 all in the 8 months I've been Xchanging. I highly recommend it."
"We don't do housework anymore. My wife and I spend our evenings relaxing and weekends doing what we want to do instead of the dreaded housework. Maintaining our family home became a chore once the kids left, but no more."
"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."
"If you've got a spare room and you need extra help, then it's a great solution because you come home from work every night to a spotless house. It also gives young people a way of having some independence. If you've got a spare room, give it a go."
"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."
I was going through a separation from my partner and I needed a soft place to land. At the same time, I was finishing up my PhD in astrophysics, my scholarship was running out and I didn’t have a job lined up. I needed somewhere affordable to live so I searched on Google and found The Room Xchange. I knew it was exactly what I needed. I moved in with the Dautovic family a week later, and they made me feel welcome right away. In the six weeks since I became a Guest with The Room Xchange, I’ve finished my PhD, gained a part time job with my Host’s business, they introduced me to a publisher in Europe who has since asked me to be a contributing writer for their digital magazine, recovered from an emotionally difficult situation and saved myself a lot of financial grief. And the best thing is, I feel like I’m part of their family.
Your spare room is costing you money whether you rent or have a mortgage.
It’s a resource that already exists and has the power to change the way you live.
Simply by sharing it with one of our Guests, you can benefit in so many ways.
Get your weekends back
Stop spending your spare time doing the odd jobs or housework and start spending your time doing what you love to do. Like…have an afternoon nap, read a book or binge watch your favourite TV series. After all, weekends are for relaxing aren’t they?
Keep your family home
Just because your kids have flown the coup doesn't mean you have to downsize. You’ve worked hard for your family home and have built years of memories. Why not fill the house with a fresh perspective and an extra set of hands to help maintain your home.
Have more family time
It's tough juggling the kids, work and maintain your home. Not to mention the endless drop offs and pick ups. Get an extra set of hands and have the space to enjoy the time you have with your family. Or go to the gym, get your hair done; the possibilities are endless.
Tick off your wish list
Having an Xchanger means you can start doing the things you always wish you had time to do. You can start planning your adventures on the weekends, get your wish list ticked off and leave the worries of the world behind you.
If you're working long hours and have little time to maintain your personal life, get an in-house concierge who can take care of things for you. They can sort your to-do list, tidy your apartment, book your weekends away and cook a few healthy meals for you.
Help for your elderly parents
If you're sandwiched in-between caring for your elderly parents and your own family, use your parents spare room to get some help. A Guest can share meals, drive them to appointments, help with chores, cook some meals and keep them company.
Why not Xchange your room and share your food and become a Room Xchange Host? You’ll utilise that spare room that’s already costing you, get your weekends back and have more precious time with your loved ones. Is this you?
Don't downsize - share
Even though your children have grown and left, you're keeping your family home. However, it's a big job keeping the house clean and maintaining the garden. You just need an extra set of hands to keep it on track.
Working long hours
You're working very long hours, building your career and often come home to an empty, cold apartment with no food or company. It would be nice to have some company along with an extra set of hands to help you manage your personal life.
Elderly and need some support
The Sandwich generation are parents with elderly parents and young children. The dual responsibility and managing work is often too much. If your parents have a spare bedroom, help them find an Guest and get balance back in your life.
With the high cost of living, high mortgages, limited and affordable child care, it doesn't leave us with many options. Unless you have a spare bedroom. Use that room and get the affordable, in-house childcare you've been craving for.