From house sitting to pet care to couch surfing, here are all the best cheap digital nomad accommodation sites.
I’m assuming you want a private room, so have excluded shared room services and more expensive services like Coliving.com.
House Sitting Services
House sitting great way to lower your accommodation costs and travel to other locations around the world while saving money. You agree to look after a dog/cat/rabbit/horse in exchange for free digital nomad accommodation. This the home owners go off travelling for anywhere from 1 night to 1+ months, you simply feed the pets, keep the place clean, and enjoy the local area.
TrustedHousesitters 🥇 – Housesitting worldwide
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I’ve used this app extensively, and it’s well worth the fee, if you like animals. Tip: Do a short sit locally to get your first good review. That will help you apply for bigger foreign trips.
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 digital nomad accommodation.
Global house-sitting matching service bringing homeowners 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 homeowners 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.
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 welcomes you to the largest community of responsible house sitters in the world.
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 digital nomad 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 homeowners 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 homeowners, $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, which do extraordinary work 24/7 for pets and other animals nationwide.
Kiwi House Sitters – Housesitting in New Zealand
In return for free digital nomad accommodation, house sitters look after the pets, home & garden while the homeowner 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-focused 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.
Anyone who’s done house-sitting will agree this is eerily accurate:
Reliable Cheap Digital Nomad Accommodation
Airbnb 🥇 cheap digital nomad accommodation hack:
If you search for flexible dates and set the duration to a whole 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 to plug the gaps in between.
Home exchanging is where two parties agree to offer each other homestays for a certain period of time. Both parties get to travel and enjoy a new place for no extra housing cost, all while knowing their home is being looked after.
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 travelling. Search our website to find the perfect home or tenant!
Find your perfect home exchange with Love Home Swap, voted the 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 Digital Nomad Accommodation
In exchange for some of your time, these sites’ hosts will provide free digital nomad accommodation and perhaps even food. This is best for nomads with flexible work hours, because these volunteer opportunities need anywhere from 12 to 35 hours per week of your free time. Duties could involve IT admin, cleaning, or making beds in a hostel – you get to choose a project that suits your skills.
Volunteer experiences in over 100 countries, Programs for Travelers, and Content made by a community of 1,5 million travellers and hosts. Free digital nomad accommodation and even sometimes meals.
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 digital nomad 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 that invite volunteer helpers to stay with them short-term in exchange for food and digital nomad accommodation. HelpX is provided primarily as a cultural exchange for working holidaymakers, 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 digital nomad accommodation and meals for their efforts.
WWOOF – work on an organic farm for digital nomad accommodations
Worldwide Opportunities on Organic Farms (WWOOF) is a worldwide movement to link visitors (WWOOFers) with organic farmers, promote 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 1970s to a worldwide community of hundreds of thousands of people today.
HelpStay – swap skills for digital nomad accommodation
HelpStay exchange provides free volunteering abroad opportunities in more than 100 countries where you can swap skills for digital nomad accommodation.
Completely Free Digital Nomad Accommodation (Hosts)
Staying in kind strangers’ homes is a completely free way to sleep. Be sure to look for hosts with positive reviews with verified profiles.
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 digital nomad accommodation on your journey.
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 Digital Nomad 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 stations and fire stations, and wild camping.
Some daring digital nomads opt to invest more money upfront in buying and converting a campervan/motorhome/RV. This allows you to drive anywhere on the continent with a mobile data signal.
Good luck finding free and cheap digital nomad accommodation around the world!