Cheap rent in exchange for dog walking, gardening

Sydney dance teacher Sherylanne is one of a growing number of Australian Renters paying discounted or zero rent in exchange for gardening, dog walking and other tasks. Sydney mother Angela has been letting Sherylanne stay rent-free in her house in Rozelle, in exchange for around 15-18 hours of help per week. Sherylanne does a variety of tasks, including laundry, dog walking, feeding the chickens and helping Angela’s son get organised for school in the morning. 
The practice of offsetting rent in exchange for services like child care is not exactly new - discounted board for live-in nannies is already fairly commonplace.
However, CEO and Founder Ludwina Dautovic - who has set up a new house-sharing platform called The Room Xchange - said other types of rent-offset arrangements were becoming more popular.
Dautovic said renters were looking for cheaper alternatives in the face of steep rental increases and the rising cost of living.
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update: 21-6-22


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