For anyone anxious about the cost-of-living or struggling with mid-life loneliness, Hapipod.com is the first matching site connecting householders wanting a little practical help or company, with compatible lodgers happy to give some of their time in exchange for rooms at reduced rates.
Lodgers give up to 10 hours a week to activities such as playing tennis or going to the theatre or helping with things like DIY, IT, pet-sitting, shopping or light housework, and in return, they pay their hosts a room fee capped at £350 per month.
Hapipod.com works similarly to a dating site, so members can look for someone with shared interests, or similar personalities or backgrounds, and once matched, they agree on precise fees and activities. It’s FREE to register at Hapipod.com and set up a profile, and you only pay a small fee for an ID check, and a one-off subscription to connect, if and when you see someone of interest – there are no ongoing management fees as with agencies.
This short film shows the power of a little company, practical help and income in transforming the lives of Gaynor and her lodger Christy.