Does FIFO housemate cost anything to advertise?
No. It’s free to use for the person listing and the person searching for a home.
Why isn’t my account active?
It is possible that your email has put the activation link in your spam folder. Make sure that your provider allows FIFO housemate to send you emails.
How do I log out?
There is a log out button on the top bar.
How do I add my room for rent?
Click on add listing. Fill in the details and click the activation link that is sent to your email.
How am I contacted?
A potential housemate will use the contact advertiser button to compose a message. This message is then sent to your email. Alternatively you could include your phone number in your description and have potential housemates call you.
How much should I charge?
We strongly suggest that you are flexible with your prices. The price you show in your listing needs to be fair and reasonable. Just because the FIFO worker works away doesn’t mean they want to be extorted when they are home. We find that the most successful listings have a price that is fair for the area and is negotiable on the price for the time the FIFO worker is away.
If you are asking too much for the area you live in then you will be unsuccessful in acquiring a housemate.
My listing has been up for a long time why have I had no responses?
There are a variety of reasons why you may not be getting a response. The common ones may be your listing is missing a picture, the pricing is too high, the description does not appeal to potential housemates or the area you live in is not as popular as other areas. Also, we are in our infancy as a website. We have invested heavily into our market campaign so as time goes by it will give people a chance to hear about us.And finally, with over 300 houses to choose from we think there may be a lot of competition to secure a house mate. Try stand out from the rest!
Can I put my room up if I live in a regional area?
Of course you can. We have houses up in Dunsborough, Busselton and Australind. If your location is not showing in the search please email us and let us know. For the time being use the most relevant location and then explain in your description.
My location isn’t showing?
If your location is not showing in the search please email us and let us know. For the time being use the most relevant location and then explain in your description.
Can I put my room up if I live in Bali?
Yes. The more varied the areas the better.
Why are there not many rooms up in my state?
We are still in our infancy. We expect word to spread quite quickly which in turn will result in more houses in your state.
Why is FIFO Housemate different to other share house sites?
The difference between us and a sharehouse site is that we are specifically for FIFO workers. There are no other sites who specialise in that. FIFO housemate is made specifically as a site that FIFO workers can go to without having to sift through other sites. Also FIFO workers know that they are applying for a FIFO friendly house.
Do the housemates need to provide police clearances?
As per our terms and conditions it is up to the home owner to do the necessary checks on their potential housemates. You are under no pressure to accept a potential housemate into your home. Once you have taken the necessary steps then it us up to you to devise a suitable arrangement.