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Flatbook – subletting without the work


So you want to run away and join the circus for the summer but you can’t because you’re locked into a lease and can’t afford to pay rent and live life under the big top. Usually this problem would be solved by finding a subleter which can be stressful. Flatbook is an innovative site that takes the hassle out of the process so you can live your dreams.

Flatbook turns your apartment into a short term rental for the period of time you’re away. Unlike AirBnB in which you sort of operate a mini hotel and do whatever with the profits, Flatbook pays your rent for a set time, for example, three months for the summer, and rents out your spot while you’re away. They also redecorate which is interesting.

You have to agree to be out of town for at least 8 weeks between April and October and your entire home must be available to rent out. So if you’re just looking to rent a room, sorry, you’re stuck subletting the normal way. It’s an interesting program that takes the work and nerves out of finding someone to squat in your spot while you’re gone. You can see if your home qualifies on the website.

Donyae’s love for technology is based on a need to survive our future robotic overlords. Know thy enemy as you know yourself. But since even odds are on the zombie future, she has also learned how to prepare squirrel. You can find her on Facebook until the robots – or zombies – rise up.

Donyae Coles – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.

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