10 Feb 2010 Housing Anywhere founded
HousingAnywhere was founded by students from the RSM Erasmus University in Rotterdam, the Netherlands in 2009. These students had problems subletting their rooms in Rotterdam when they wanted to go on an exchange semester to Singapore: none of the local Dutch students were interested in renting a room for just 4 months. At the same time, they heard from the International Office of the University that a lot of incoming international students had problems finding short-stay accommodation in Rotterdam. That is why they decided to set up a platform for short-term housing.
In 2009 Housing Anywhere started as a student project at the Erasmus University, but by 2010, the platform expanded to most other universities in the Netherlands who saw this platform as a welcome addition to the current housing solutions they offered. In 2011, HousingAnywhere.com started to expand internationally: Spain, France, Germany and Denmark were added to the website. Since then the platform has continued to grow.
In 2014 a whopping 88 universities in 22 countries worldwide offer this platform as one of the housing solutions to their international students. In the past 5 years, over 15.000 rooms have been offered from local students to international students on this platform.