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HousingAnywhere is a startup founded by a group of students from the RSM. It provides a housing platform where students that go abroad for an exchange semester or internship can sublet their rooms. Incoming exchange students that come to your city can rent those rooms. Thus, HousingAnywhere is a platform where demand & supply of short term accommodation can find each other. It is a very simple, yet very effective tool to increase the amount of short term accommodation available to incoming exchange students.
HousingAnywhere is founded by students from the RSM Erasmus University Rotterdam in 2009, who had problems subletting their rooms when they left Rotterdam for an exchange semester to Singapore: none of the local Dutch students were interested in renting a room for just 4 months. At the same time, they heard from the International Office of the University that a lot of incoming international students had problems finding short-stay accommodation in Rotterdam. That is why they decided to set up a platform for short-term housing.
In 2009 HousingAnywhere started as a student project at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. In 2010 the platform expanded to most other universities in the Netherlands: most universities saw this platform as a welcome addition to the current housing solutions they offered. In 2011 HousingAnywhere.com started to expand internationally: Spain, French, Germany and Denmark were added to the website. Since then the platform keeps on growing. Currently 68 universities worldwide offer this platform as one of the housing solutions to their international students. In the past 5 years, over 5000 rooms have been offered from local students to international students on this platform. And over the past 5 years, 0 scams or problems have been reported. This great success is to thank on the student-to-student concept of the platform.