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HousingAnywhere .com : the international housing platform for students

Written by mhousinganywhere

Tell us a few words about the founders and how the idea came

In 2009, Niels van Deuren faced some difficulties when planning to do an exchange in Singapour.

What to do with his current room in Rotterdam?

How to find a flat in Singapour?

Hence the idea to create a platform to meet demand and offer: people leaving abroad can sub-rent their rooms to incoming students and on the same way, outgoing students can search accommodation abroad.

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Your products and services 

International booking platform for student accommodation

Peer-to-peer marketplace, 3 services:

  • subrent rooms
  • rent rooms
  • book rooms

Your success factors 

More than hundred universities are partners with us.

Innovative booking system: payment of the first month rent on the platform. The money is blocked on the platform until 48 hours after your move-in. During this time period, if the flat does not fit the online description, you can be refunded.

Your factors differentiating and disruptive compared to the existing 

Innovative booking system: payment of the first month rent on the platform. The money is blocked on the platform until 48 hours after your move-in. During this time period, if the flat does not fit the online description, you can be refund. Impossible to be scammed on the platform using this service.

  • Peer-to-peer platform, anyone in the world can use it.
  • An innovative concept in 2009, first to focus on mid-term housing for students.
  • International resources, more than 30 nationalities in the team mostly students

Your business model  

  • Services fee from tenants
  • Package for universities
  • Commissions from landlords

A few words about your competitors

Local competitors; only few having the same scope and not that ancient.

Global main competitors: Uniplaces.com, Spotahome.com, Student.con

Your website 

www.housinganywhere.com

 

About the author

mhousinganywhere

HousingAnywhere.com est une plateforme de logements dédiés aux étudiants partant en stage ou échange universitaire. Créée en 2009, la start up est aujourd'hui présente dans 63 pays.

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