Nesterly is a new startup that's posing as a solution to the housing crisis, through pairing young people in need of affordable housing, with an elderly counterpart that's looking for some extra cash, or help around the house.
Similar to Airbnb, the hosts can post their accommodations online, enabling the younger guests to browse the available options. Once a rooming request has been approved by both parties, the individuals can connect online or offline, to ensure for a seamless living situation.
In some cases, hosts are willing to offer discounted rent in exchange for help around the house, like washing dishes or raking the leaves. Nesterly addresses both the affordable housing crisis as well as the high numbers of aging Americans living in isolation.