What would you do with 2 hours a day?
Tiffany Cherry - Sports Broadcaster & Media Personality Host in Melbourne Busy Professional Single Parent

"I've been a host now for a number of months. Our guest, Li, is from China and I absolutely adore her. She's given me some of the freedom back that I had before having a child. She's fantastic with my 4 year old daughter and has really fit in with my family. For busy professionals and parents, The Room Xchange is fantastic. What better way to use your spare room that is unoccupied for most of the year. She's helped me with my life so I can go back to work and get some personal space back. She's really changed my life."

Andrew Butler 33, - PhD. Astrophysics Guest in Melbourne University Student - Recently Separated

"I was going through a separation, finishing my PhD with no job or accommodation. I found The Room Xchange and moved in with my host a week later.In 6 weeks, I’ve finished my PhD and got a part-time job. 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."

Sally Batt, 54 - Wedding Photographer Guest in Melbourne Woman over 50 recently separated with no financial means

"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 New home owner

"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 - 50, Author and Small Business Owner Guest in Melbourne Tired of house sitting

"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 - 60's, Airbnb Hosts Hosts in Melbourne Help with Airbnb

"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 Wanted a place to belong

"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."

Lou and Harry - 50's, Entrepreneurs Hosts in Melbourne Busy professionals with an empty nest

"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, Building her career Guest in Melbourne Needed time to work out what's next in her life

"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 - 25, International Traveller Guest from France Visiting Melbourne

"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."

Maggie - 91 year old retiree Host in Brisbane Elderly woman needed help at home

"I became a host because I wanted to stay in my own home with my wonderful friends and neighbours around me. My daughter was up and down from Melbourne while looking after her family because she felt she owed allegiance to me. The guest who I have has been kind and helpful doing a lot of the things that I can't do."

Angie La Vie - 54, Property Portfolio Host in Sydney Single busy professional

"I'm a busy professional in the real estate industry and I'm always coming home to an empty apartment and it can get quite lonely. I became a host because I wanted to share my life and my home with someone who was similar to me. It's nice to come to a delicious meal that my host cooks for me and to have a meaningful conversation with someone outside of my professional life."

David Pagotto - 28, Managing Director Sixgun Digital Agency Host in Melbourne Busy professional and new home owner

"My girlfriend and I became hosts because we both run businesses and both value the time that it takes to build those businesses. Having lunches and dinners made for us is just heaven! Becoming a host has given more time to run my business and taken away the stress of running a household."

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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