26 Nov '12 01:08>
... about renting my spare room out to overseas travellers?
Originally posted by Kewpie/yeah, but I want to house travellers who will stay a while and then leave. I dont want any locals with all their gear. Backpackers travel light, and I'm sure the spot I have hear would be a nice kickback for someone looking for a bit a stress relief.
European and US sites aren't much use when you look at the local market. Try starting with http://www.backpackinginaustralia.com/renting_a_room_in_australia.php which tells backpackers where to look.
"The best place to look is under the share accommodation in the local newspaper. There are hundreds of share accommodation vacancies in every Saturday’s paper. ...[text shortened]... Often they will know someone looking for a boarder but don’t wish to advertise in the paper."
Originally posted by KewpieThank you. I believe you have given me a good idea. While the uni folk in Brissy are more bland than in Melbourne , we are talking travellers/backpackers here.
"Another good way to find a room is to keep a look out on the notice boards at internet cafes and at the hostel."
I'm thinking about the places around Fitzroy Street (Melbourne), there are several backpacker hostels there and at least a couple of internet cafes. There must be a similar cluster in your city. Travel-light, money-saving backpackers are your ...[text shortened]... omes elsewhere where they keep all their stuff, just want somewhere to crash on weeknights.
Originally posted by karoly aczeldo you provide...ahem......extras? 😉
/yeah, but I want to house travellers who will stay a while and then leave. I dont want any locals with all their gear. Backpackers travel light, and I'm sure the spot I have hear would be a nice kickback for someone looking for a bit a stress relief.
You can watch the sun rise over the ocean everday. It's my haven and I wish to share it temporarily with non-locals.
I had trouble with the first site recomended,I'll check the next one....