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Business Insider The Room Xchange

A mix between Airbnb and Airtasker for long term accommodation

A new Australian startup that launched this week lets people to sign up for free mid to long term accommodation by offering their labour to help out around the house.
The Room Xchange platform works like a mixture of Airtasker and AirBnB — no money can be exchanged between host and guest, but the boarder offers labour for tasks the host puts on their profile, such as babysitting, gardening and cooking, for up to 14 hours per week.

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CEO Magazine Housing Affordability

The Room Xchange is challenging Australia’s Housing Affordability Crisis

“Taking a leaf from the book of inspirational businessman Sir Richard Branson, who says that “a business is simply an idea to make other people’s lives better,” Ludwina Dautovic has seized a golden opportunity. While others have been speculating about an uncertain future marked by the glaringly obvious housing affordability crisis, Ludwina has come up with a solution.

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Australian Financial Review - Affordable Housing

Australian Financial Review – The Room Xchange Platform Affordable Housing Option

The Room Xchange aims to generate greater economic benefit from the property assets people already have, in a similar way to Airbnb, but rather than renting out a room or property to holiday goers, the new start-up is providing cheap mid to long-term accommodation options for people who can’t afford to buy or rent their own place and in turn help create affordable housing.

Australian Financial Review

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Ben Fordham and Heidi Armstrong talking Finance and Housing Affordability on 2GB Radio

Ben Fordham and Heidi Armstrong talking Finance and Housing Affordability

There was a great discussion on 2GB radio about The Room Xchange being a solution to housing affordability. Another innovative company and friends of ours from Rentwolf was also discussed as an option for property investors to manage their own rentals. The discussion in the link begins at 3min 30sec. The more options made available to help put a dent in the issue of housing affordability the better.

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