At The Room Xchange you can negotiate a house-share agreement that's based on what you want and what you both agree to.
Our unique approach to house-sharing
Trust & Verification
Integrated verification with Australia Post Digital iD
Use the platform for FREE or use our Premium Services
Rent or Rent Offset
Collect rent or offset the rent for help around the house
The Room Xchange is an instant housing solution
The Room Xchange is technology driven and has been developed to de-risk the process as much as possible. Our 'Done for You' servicesadd the human element that provides additional comfort to homeowners in their decision making process.
Although rental supply is at an all time low, there are over 13.5m unused spare bedrooms in 10m homes across Australia.
This is existing housing stock that can be accessed immediately to help solve the housing and rental crisis.
We know that inviting someone to share your home, or deciding to live in someone else's home is a deeply human and personal experience. As such, The Room Xchange service is built on the principle of ‘digital when you want it, people when you don’t’. We use our technology to match housemates with potential homeowners on the basis of personality, values and lifestyle. When necessary, we can also offer human support to maximise placements and satisfaction.
By beginning the process of unlocking empty bedrooms in residential households, we can provide comfortable and safe accommodation for international students. At the same time, we can help build a stronger community and continue to showcase The Gold Coast as an ideal destination for international students.
Mandatory Verification via Digital iD by Australia Post
This is not a 'nice to have' - it's mandatory and
The Room Xchange covers the cost.
This ensures that all users feel safe and secure knowing that everyone has been verified using a government form of iD.
We have integrated the Digital iD technology into our website. It takes about 30 seconds to be verified and once you are, a badge will show up on your profile.
This process removes potential problematic people as they will not want to be identified in this way.
DIY profile matching or our 'Done for You' services.
Homeowners don't usually see themselves as renters or house-sharers. Therefore, the process of connecting with the right housemate, asking the right questions, finding compatibility and working out your house-sharing agreement can feel a little daunting to some people.
Ifthis sounds like you, we have a number of 'Done for You' services to choose from. Whether it's managing the entire process or just certain steps. It's up to you.
We used The Room Xchange's
'Done for You' Service to find our housemate Sherylanne. It was simple and the benefits over the last 18 months have been huge! It's a much easier process than trying to find occasional outside help. I had more time for myself and got to spend more quality time with my son.
We went through lockdown together and forged an extra strong bond. We'll miss her so much as she's moved overseas. She's left a big gap in our home!
I'm a busy professional, working long hours and always coming home to an empty apartment. It's great having someone here who I can enjoy meaningful conversations with at the end of the day. It's also good to make better use of my spare bedroom.
ANGIE LA VIE
Real Estate Agent
The Room Xchange is a great way to use your spare room that is unoccupied for most of the year. My housemate, Li - an international student from China,helped me with my daughter so I can go back to work and get some personal space. House-sharing with Li has really changed my life.
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The Room Xchange deals with the age old problem of finding the right housemates, but with the application of modern personality, values & lifestyle matching, as well as the option to receive rent for a room or offset the rent with