Host and guest story

Rent Out A Room In Nanaimo

Being a host is so much more than renting a room. It is a way to maintain independent living, help others in your community and build new connections.

Become a host today and…

  • Maintain Independent Living
  • Earn Money By Helping Your Community
  • And Help A Student (or senior) Out
hassle free experience

Less work

We make contracts easy. Everything will be automated so you never have to worry about collecting rent again!


background checks and identity verification

More Security

We search over 200,000 databases to make sure you know exactly who you are renting to.

Find the right fit

1 on 1 Help

We work with you through the entire process and help with everything from screening candidates to move-in.

Senior host with students - Frank's story

Am I Eligible?

Hosts must be at least 18 years of age. In addition, Hosts must be a primary owner or primary renter of the home and must share kitchen or bathroom facilities with the Guest.

community living

Make A Difference In Castlegar

Right now there is someone trying to take the next step in their life. You can be the hero to someone and build a community through your home.



I really wanted someone who would be part of my family

Paulette – Happy Happipad host since 2018

Control how you host

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Host when you want

Set available dates for your room rental with our calendar booking system, with minimum one-month stays.  You can even book your room several months in advance.



Set your price

Set your monthly room rental price including utilities.  Want extra help from a Guest?  You can offer task exchange for reduced rent

Learn more about hosting

Preparing your home

Tips to prepare your home to be a successful host.

Choosing your guest

Tips to interview and choose a guest who is compatible with your home.

Communicating with guests

Advice for effective communication with your guest.

Join the Happipad community today