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Finding housing abroad just got infinitely easier thanks to Boxyroom. Boxyroom is a Singapore-based company that connects foreigners to landlords around the world. Travelers can browse and apply for housing from the comfort of their home country. In addition, landlords can list their properties for rent.
The application of a prospective applicant is sent to the landlord for judgement. If approved, Boxyroom collects payment from the new tenant and gives them a payment code in return. The new tenant then gives the payment code to the landlord, who can collect their payment from Boxyroom. Finding a place to live abroad is a nightmare at best. Contacting landlords and filling out applications is a pain to do at home, but it’s even tougher when you’re trying to secure a place to live that’s halfway around the world. The site is in its infancy, so it may take some time for its listings to fill up.