What would you do with 2 hours a day?
Tiffany Cherry - Sports Broadcaster & Media Personality Host in Melbourne New Xchange

"I had a wonderful first experience with our Xchanger, Cassandre. She was a delight to host and fit in well in our home. Due to my work, I required flexibility with care for my daughter and she was always available when I needed her. We only had her for a month as she had ready made plans to return to Sydney but I'll certainly be calling on her for babysitting when my daughter and I are up there next. I'm now eagerly waiting for my next Xchanger!"

Andrew Butler 33, - PhD. Astrophysics Guest in Melbourne New Xchange

"I was going through a separation and finishing up my PhD in astrophysics. My scholarship was running out and no job or accommodation lined up. I searched Google and found The Room Xchange. I moved in with the Dautovic family a week later and they made me feel welcome right away. In just six weeks since, I’ve finished my PhD, gained a part time job in my Host’s business, they introduced me to a publisher in Europe and now I'm a contributing writer for a digital magazine. I've 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."

Sally Batt, 54 - Wedding Photographer Guest in Melbourne Currently Xchanging

"I had been desperately trying to work out where I was going to live when my daughter came across The Room Xchange. I was 54, separated and my husband and I had lost all of our financial security due to a business failure. I was genuinely concerned about what I was going to do. Here I am, barely a month later and I not only have somewhere to live but am confident about my future! I have also been provided with the freedom to choose my own direction."

Catherine Moolenschot, 23 - Author, Speaker and Business Owner Host in Melbourne Currently Xchanging

"My partner and I both dislike cooking and would rather work on our businesses. We contacted The Room Xchange and they helped us set up an engaging profile and then introduced us to Sally. Having Sally living with us has absolutely transformed our lifestyle! Having raised 4 adult children, she knows how to run a household. We arrive home to a cooked meal, the dishes are washed and the laundry is done. The best thing is that she's such a lovely person! We can't believe how lucky we are. The Room Xchange is such a win-win for us all.

Tracey Hunt - Author and Small Business Owner Guest in Melbourne 8 months

"As a house-sitter, I was constantly looking for and living in between houses. It's glorious to have a permanent spot and not having to move every week. In my first month of Xchanging I've achieved more in my business than I had in the previous six months. I've finished my book, released and launched it in the 8 months I've been Xchanging. If you need somewhere to settle to help you get your business off the ground, I highly recommend it".

Grant and Robyn, Airbnb Hosts Hosts in Melbourne 8 months

"Our property is listed on Airbnb which created a lot of additional work for us. Having Tracey 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."

Guillaume Dubois, 28 - International Traveller Guest from Canada 18 months

"I made lifelong friends and a second family. They took care of me and I took care of them. What I didn't expect was gaining 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. If you're on a working holiday in Australia, it's the best way to travel. You get to experience the country like a local and feel at home at the same time."

Ludwina and Harry Dautovic - Entrepreneurs Hosts in Melbourne Hosted 5 Guests over 5 years

"We have a large family home and now an empty nest. Instead of downsizing, we'd rather share our space. Xchanging has provided affordable accommodation to those who need it and we've utilised the space in our home through sharing. The empty nest doesn't feel so empty anymore. Having an Xchanger is about more than getting help each day. Our lives have become more enriched and exciting by inviting new people into our home. It's how The Room Xchange began."

Nicola Collins, 24 Guest in Melbourne 10 months

"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."

Cassendre Ramanaïdou Guest in Melbourne One month Xchange

"Thanks to The Room Xchange, I was able to enjoy Melbourne without the heavy burden of accommodation costs so that I could enjoy the month I was visiting here. My Host, Tiffany, was very welcoming and I enjoyed caring for her 3 year old daughter. I would recommend The Room Xchange for whoever wants to grow from social interactions, have a pied-à-terre to visit the surroundings or if you're in transition like I was."

Here’s how you can benefit by Hosting with us

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.
Here’s how…

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.

Personal Concierge

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.

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Could you be a Host?

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.

Busy families

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.

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