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New website to link FIFO workers with rooms for rent

Clever Perth brothers Chris and Daniel Del Borrello have just launched a website linking FIFO workers with rental accommodation. Not surprisingly, it's a hit...

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Clever Perth brothers Chris and Daniel Del Borrello have just launched a website linking FIFO workers with rental accommodation. Not surprisingly, it’s a hit…

When 26-year-old FIFO worker Chris Del Borrello started searching for a FIFO housemate online, the experience was so frustrating that he decided to create his own website.

He and his brother Daniel (a high school teacher) have now launchedwww.fifohousemate.com.au – an online platform that’s “super simple and easy to use”, connecting homeowners with rooms to rent and FIFO workers looking for accommodation.

“The homeowner creates a profile, logs onto the site and posts their listing, which is then displayed under ‘Latest Listings’,” says Daniel. “The FIFO worker can browse the site without having to log in, and contacts the advertiser by clicking on their advert. It’s that simple.”

Better still, FIFO Housemate is currently free to use for both homeowners and prospective tenants.

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“The response has been amazing,”says Daniel. “We’ve received nothing but positive feedback and we had nearly 20 houses posted in the first five days alone.”

Homeowners without a spare room can also offer storage to FIFO workers via the site and the guys are looking for advertisers keen to target FIFO workers and help fund the service.

As Chris told Perth Now: “Finding a room is a lot less stress … than worrying about lease inspections or maintaining a rental property when they’re not there most of the time. FIFO workers also know the people posting rooms on the site are going to welcome them and their lifestyle.”

To contact Daniel and Chris, email fifohousemate@outlook.com