You’re finally getting away. You’ve saved up that holiday time, finished that last project at work and you can now leave with a clear conscience and no plans to check your email while away. You’ve never been to Japan, or India, or Brazil, and you figure that if you’re going to travel that far, you might as well stay awhile.
Fortunately, your employer has freed up a month for you to explore Greece. You will need all of that time to see the sights, hit the beach, stroll the club scene and make a few new “friends” that you may or may not keep in touch with.
You’ve gotten your passport, found a bargain airfare, booked accommodations at a quality hostel and purchased the Lonely Planet guide for Turkey. As you scan the weather reports to figure out what type of clothing to pack, don’t forget that you can actually pay for at least part of your getaway by renting your place to another flatmate finder. That’s right: you don’t have to consider the holidays as a doubly expensive month on your calendar (your travel expenses + your rent on your flat for no occupancy). You can change that equation by posting an advert and snagging a flatmate finder to enjoy your place while you are gone.
Here are several good reasons for securing a flatmate finder while you’re away:
- The right flatmate finder can help with security while you travel. This is especially important if all of your flat mates are traveling at the same time, which often happens during certain holiday periods. Locating a flatmate finder will give you the peace of mind that someone is physically occupying your living space and making sure that no unwelcome guests pay a visit while you are trying to relax on the beach.
- The market for flatmate finders is a sure thing because Australia and the UK are top tourist destinations. You might even live in a prime neighborhood that a flatmate finder from another country has always wanted to visit. In fact, you might have several people who would be willing to pay top price to rent your place during the month that they will be in your city.
- Because of this probability of high demand, you can charge a decent rent on your place and change the entire budget for your holiday. Perhaps you are going to a place that has a few activities that you’ve always wanted to do but were never able to afford. Rather than whip out the credit card, get your flatmate finder’s rent in advance and you’ll have plenty of spending money for that bungy jump, that river cruise or that priceless dinner in the 5-star restaurant that you’ve dreamed about sitting in. A flatmate finder can enable you to not only have experiences that you wouldn’t otherwise have on holiday, s/he might allow for you to make a profit on your holiday, especially if you are going to a part of the world that has low hostel rates, inexpensive public transportation and cheap eats. A profit on your holiday?! That month away is looking better and better all the time.
- Another possibility that has grown in recent years is the exchange of your flat for another in a different part of the world. Sure that you can’t afford a month in Paris? Well, you might be able to if you exchange your Sydney flat with a flatmate finder in gay Paree. Sound far-fetched? French people talk about Australia in reverent tones. They long to see koalas, kangaroos, the Outback and the beaches, as well as the world-famous Opera house. They would gladly trade a month in August in Paris when the tourists invade for a month in Australia’s winter. Other fantastic destinations have people looking for the same sort of deal. An exchange with a flat mate finder could enable you to visit a city you never thought would be within your financial reach.
So, before you turn off all the power in your place and give it a deserted look during your month away, try to locate a flatmate finder and transform your holiday budget and agenda in the process. Make your dream holiday even better by grabbing a flatmate finder.