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    Best Cheap Accommodation Sites for Digital Nomads

    From house sitting to pet care to couch surfing, here are all the best cheap accommodation websites.

    House Sitting Matching Services

    Best Cheap Accommodation Sites for Digital Nomads

    Great way to lower your accommodation costs and travel to other locations around the world while saving money.

    TrustedHousesitters 🥇 – Housesitting worldwide

    Join Our Pet-Loving Community And Find Verified House Sitters Your Pets Are Sure To Love. Join Our Kind Community Of Pet Sitters And Owners Helping All Animals Stay Happy at Home. 6000+ Verified UK Sitters. 5* Trustpilot reviews. Home Cover Included.

    Nomador 🥇 – Housesitting worldwide

    Nomador is the ideal way to find like-minded people, AKA house-sitters, to look after homes and pets when owners are away! Nomador house-sitters look after pets and houses free of charge in exchange for accommodation.


    Global house sitting matching service bringing home owners and house/pet sitters together online. Find your trusted pet and house sitting services here.


    Welcome to MindMyHouse … We provide all the online tools for home owners and house/pet sitters to find each other from around the globe (or around the corner).


    No more hotel costs. Stay in amazing locations for free by providing house & pet care. Discover 1000s of places to call home with long & short stays wherever you are.

    HouseSit Match

    We help to keep pets safe and happy at home, we enable owners to travel with peace of mind, and house sitters stay for free!

    Luxury House Sitting

    Luxury House Sitting welcomes you to the largest community of responsible house sitters in the world.

    House Sitters America

    Trusted for over a decade by hundreds of thousands of US house sitters and pet owners. We provide a safe & effective service, backed by award winning customer support.

    House sitters can charge for their service or sit for free (in exchange for rent-free accommodation). You will find sitters who just work locally and others that are travelling around this wonderful country.

    Mindahome – Housesitting in Australia

    Find your perfect house sitter quickly and easily. Get your free ‘Guide to house sitting’ eBook and join thousands of happy home owners at Mindahome today.

    Happy House Sitters – Housesitting in Australia

    Happy House Sitters is Australia’s trusted platform for house and pet sitting. Find out how to house and pet sit or find a trusted sitter today.

    The House Sitters – Housesitting in Australia

    Australia’s Original and Best house sitting company. Free for home owners, $50 per year unlimited memberships for housesitters.

    Aussie House Sitters – Housesitting in Australia

    Aussie House Sitters is a big fan, and corporate supporter of RSPCA Australia, who do extraordinary work 24/7 for pets and other animals nationwide.

    Kiwi House Sitters – Housesitting in New Zealand

    In return for free accommodation, house sitters look after the pets, home & garden while the home owner is away.

    The pets are happy, the home is secure & the sitters live rent-free.

    Town and Country Homesit – Housesitting in New Zealand

    Town & Country Homesit, the first of its kind in the South Island, was established in 2000 in Canterbury.

    Town & Country Homesit offers an extensive home sitting and pet minding service for both residential city/town properties, rural lifestyle blocks and small farms, providing security for your home and allowing your pets to remain in a secure and familiar environment.

    House Sitters UK – Housesitting in UK.

    Free, loving in-home pet care. House security & garden care. Real peace of mind. See more. Find London house sitters on the largest UK focussed House Sitters site. Free for owners. Largest UK focussed site. Free house security. Free to browse all jobs. 5 star, verified sitters.

    Mindahome UK – Housesitting in UK

    Mindahome House Sitters are the best you’ll find – and you’re in complete control of screening and appointing them.

    House Sitters Canada – Housesitting in Canada

    We are a family run business, trusted by thousands of Canadian house sitters and pet owners. We provide a safe & effective service, backed by award winning customer support.

    Our site is free to browse, our community is generous & thoughtful and we offer market leading member features & security.

    HomeSIT – Housesitting in Cape Town

    HomeSIT Cape Town is a reputable housesitting and pet sitting service. We provide experienced housesitters and petsitters to look after your home and pets.

    Cheap Accommodation

    Airbnb 🥇 cheap accommodation hack:

    If you search for flexible dates, and search for a Month, then hosts will often give you anywhere between 25-75% discount for a longer stay.

    Idea: String house sits or pet sits together with Airbnbs in between.

    Home Exchanges

    Home exchanging is where two parties agree to offer each other home stays for a certain period of time.


    This thriving hub of home and tenant listings is a unique resource with a trusted community. As the leading international directory for academic home rentals, home exchanges, house sitting, and home sharing opportunities, SabbaticalHomes makes it possible for Minds on the Move to live, work and stay all over the world. Most home listings are available furnished to ease the transition of relocating, going on leave or traveling. Search our website to find the perfect home or tenant!

    Love Home Swap

    Find your perfect home exchange with Love Home Swap, voted best home exchange platform! Join for free today and say au revoir to high cost hotel rooms.


    House exchange with HomeExchange allows you to discover the world in a more authentic way by living like a local in Bali, Ireland, Greece, or South Africa!

    Volunteer & Work for Accommodation

    cheap accommodation

    In exchange for some of your time, these sites’ hosts will provide free accommodation and perhaps food.

    Worldpackers 🥇

    Volunteer experiences in over 100 countries, Programs for Travelers, and Content made by a community of 1,5 million travellers and hosts. Free accommodation and even sometimes meals.

    Workaway 🥇

    Workaway is here to promote fair exchange between budget travellers, language learners or culture seekers who can stay with 1000s of families.

    HelpX –  volunteer work in exchange for free accommodation and food on farms, backpacker hostels, lodges, horse stables and even sailing boats.

    HelpX is an online listing of host organic farms, farm stays, hobby farms, lifestyle blocks, homestays, ranches, lodges, backpackers hostels and even sailing boats who invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and accommodation. HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holiday makers, who would like the opportunity during their travels abroad, to stay with local people and gain practical experience. In the typical arrangement, the helper works an average of 4 hours per day and receives free accommodation and meals for their efforts.

    WWOOF – work on an organic farm for accommodations

    Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a worldwide movement to link visitors (WWOOFers) with organic farmers, promote a cultural and educational exchange, and build a global community conscious of ecological farming and sustainability practices. WWOOF started 50 years ago and has grown from a small group in the 1970’s to a worldwide community of hundreds of thousands of people today.

    HelpStay – swap skills for accommodation

    HelpStay exchange provides free volunteering abroad opportunities in more than 100 countries where you can swap skills for accommodation.

    Find Free Accommodation (Hosts)

    Couchdsurfing 🥇

    CouchSurfing is a social networking service and hospitality exchange service by which users can request homestays or interact with other people who are interested in travel. It is accessible via a website and mobile app.


    BeWelcome lets you share a place to stay, connect with travellers, meet up and find accommodation on your journey.


    Have a look! Travel anywhere and easily find great people who want to meet you as well. See where other travellers are and help each other out, whether through welcoming them to your home, sharing your stories or becoming friends.

    Trustroots has over 70,000 members strong and growing.

    AuPairWorld – Become an au pair(an pair) is a young person between the ages of 18 and 30, single and without children, who travels to a foreign country for a defined period of time to live with a host family.


    The Warm Showers Community is a free worldwide hospitality exchange for touring cyclists. 174,212 active members. 59,078 active hosts.

    ISE – International Student Exchange

    ISE Area Representatives are community-minded individuals who help secure placements in their local high schools for exchange students.

    Other Free or Cheap Accommodation Ideas

    Temples and Monasteries, Churches, Buses and Train Stations, Airports, Beaches, Parks, Hostels and Camping Areas, Homes of Locals.

    Ask for help in a community, your hitchhiking ride for the night, police offices and fire stations, wild camping.

    Good luck finding free and cheap accommodation around the world!

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