If you are not thinking of renting a whole house or flat, a shared house/flat is probably the best option. There are many people looking for a housemate/flatmate every single day and the best place to approach them nowadays is online. Below are 3 places where you might find your ideal home.

Facebook Group – Fairy Floss Real Estate

One good thing about this Facebook group is that you may get an idea of what type of people are looking for housemates. Despite the photos, you may be able to even look at their Facebook profile if the private setting is for the public. So you will know if you will fit in the house before you even send a message to the person.


This website is probably the most popular website for looking for housemates. Everyone can sign up for free but there are some functions you won’t be able to use unless you pay for it. But overall, there are hundreds of thousands of people on it. It’s definitely worth giving it a shot.


Gumtree used to be extremely popular when it comes to house hunting. Even though it is not as popular as it used to be, many people still put posts here to look for housemates. Check it out anyway. you never know!

No matter where you are looking for your new home, please always be very careful as there are bad people out there trying to take advantage of you. If you think something is too good to be true, then it is very likely to be a scam! Don’t fall for it!!