HousingAnywhere.com was founded in 2009 by students from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in Rotterdam. As recently featured in Forbes, everything started while the founder, Niels van Deuren was studying for a degree in International Business Administration at the Rotterdam School of Management in 2009 that he spotted the business opportunity. “The programme included a semester exchange to the National University of Singapore,” he says. “It was the combination of struggling to secure housing there and trying to sublet my own apartment while I was away that gave me the idea for Housing Anywhere.”
Soon the platform became very popular in Rotterdam and in 2010 some other Universities in Netherlands joined. In 2011, more universities around the world inquiring about HousingAnywhere.com. In the dawn of 2015, HousingAnywhere.com has already 90 partners and hopes to increase this number to more than 150 by the end of this year. Currently we are active in 21 different countries including USA, Brasil, Sweden and Spain among others.
Our main mission in HousingAnywhere.com is to increase the current housing options at a university and help more and more international students with their housing needs. It is an additional service that can be offered to students.Thus, HousingAnywhere.com is a student-to-student housing platform whereby the supply and demand of short term accommodation can be better matched. It is a very simple, yet effective tool to increase the amount of short-term accommodation available to your incoming international exchange students.
Only students can advertise rooms on HousingAnywhere.com. However, upon request of the university, it is possible to activate the email addresses of the university’s trusted private landlords, brokers and other housing partners.
If you are interested to know more, share your ideas, collaborate or work for HousingAnywhere.com you can contact us at email@example.com