The website is created by students of the Erasmus University in Rotterdam. They all had a room for rent for a few months, but Dutch students weren’t interested in rooms for such a short period. At the same time, international students couldn’t find a room to stay while they were in the Netherlands.
Housinganywhere.com is a bridge between outgoing and incoming exchange students. The website makes it easier for exchange students to find a nice place to live for a short period of time.
Almost every university in the Netherlands is connected to the website. It’s possible to offer rooms in Breda, Den Bosch or Tilburg. Are you an Avans student and planning an internship in for example the United States or South Africa? Put your room for sublet on this website. Maybe it will make a Chinese student very happy.
‘The only way for students to log in to this website, is with a valid e-mail address from Avans’, says Wies Vissers, employee of the International Office. ‘Swindlers, charlatans, and other unreliable landlords aren’t able to rip off students anymore. Foreign students will pay a fair price for a room.’ [MG]