Yahoo Finance featured The Room Xchange's rent or rent offset model. How it's providing homeowners with the option to utilise their spare bedroom in the best way for their household. It also gives the opportunity to people looking for somewhere to live, to offer home services to offset their rent.
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Sydney dance teacher Sherylanne is one of a growing number of Australian renters paying discounted or zero rent in exchange for gardening, dog walking and other tasks.
Sydney mother Angela has been letting Sherylanne stay rent-free in her house in Rozelle, in exchange for around 15-18 hours of help per week.
Sherylanne does a variety of tasks, including laundry, dog walking, feeding the chickens and helping Angela’s son get organised for school in the morning.