Are you are looking to rent a room, but feel disheartened by the high cost of renting? Would like to live in a home, rather than a room? Would you be happy to give up to 5 hours of your time each week to someone else?
If you have said ‘yes’ you might like to be a Helpful Housemate!
A Helpful Housemate benefits from affordable lower-than-market rent in exchange for giving their Host a few hours of practical support/company, such as shopping, light cleaning, changing lightbulbs, computer assistance, walking the dog or an evening’s babysitting. Helpful Housemates is currently available in Greater London, UK cities and large towns.
A Helpful Housemate is similar to a lodger. The accommodation is essentially your home, for which you are paying rent, meaning that you are free to go to work and socialise out of the house as you would in any rented accommodation. The difference is that the Host can ask for a little light help around the home and/or a few hours of companionship, up to 5 hours each week.
A Housemate must be over the age of 24, have some experience running a home, and be prepared to give a few hours of practical help/company each week in return for paying lower-than-market-rent.
To become a Helpful Housemate you will need to agree to:
To Apply to be a Helpful Housemate
- Check the current opportunities available
- Fill in the application form
- We will then be in touch to discuss your application
Have further questions? Check out Housemate FAQ’S