Homestay programmes have become increasingly popular in the past decades. Students are looking for a more personal experience while studying abroad and learning about another culture up close. But what are the advantages and opportunities of homestays for hosts?
Starting with the obvious advantage – earning an additional income.
Hosting with BunkOut homestay, you can earn up to £7,500 per year Tax-Free for renting out a room. Families can take advantage of these Tax-Free payments without having to submit paperwork or doing a tax return if the amount earned from renting out the room is less than £7,500 per year. In this case, your tax exemption is automatic and you don’t need to do anything.
If you want to earn more, it is up to you. With this homestay programme from BunkOut, if you choose to host an international student in your own home, you can expect him to pay £120 per week to you. If space allows it, you may want to host two students and double your income. This would be £240 per week or £960 per month in additional income every month for you to spend as you see fit. This is a regular and passive income you will receive by joining the BunkOut network of hosts.
What would you do with £960 every month? Pay off your mortgage? Go to a holiday in Jamaica?
Fill our BunkOut form today to let us know that you want to join our network of hosts and bring an additional income in your home.
You also have the opportunity to share your culture with someone eager to learn. You will be a UK ambassador from Manchester who is sharing the British traditions with international students. You will present the window through which they will explore Britain in their time here.
What are some local cafes you love? What should everyone know about the UK? What is the best part of being British? Is it a powerful passport or the Sunday roast dinner? These are just a few of the questions you might be asked and that allows you to shape the international image of Great Britain.
Because you will become a trusted adviser, you are likely to become friends with the students you will be hosting. It’s your choice, but no one can have too many friends! You might have the change to be invited to your guests’ country of birth to experience a different culture yourself. Many guests are also staying in contact and might drop by to say “hello” when they’ll visit Manchester in the future.
The greatest advantage of all? BunkOut is finding and vetting your guests. All you need to do is stay back and relax, while we find you the perfect guests for you and your family.
We take pride in helping you save time and matching you with the right student. We know it takes a lot of time to find the right person to trust to be around your family and treasure your home as much as you do. No need to post on Gumtree and Facebook and go through references.
We collaborate with English schools from Manchester and we are vetting each student to recommend to our hosts. Your safety and comfort are important decision factors in our process.
Have we convinced you to join our network of hosts in Manchester? Fill this form and our dedicated team till contact you shortly. Any questions you might have, be sure to ask them!
Here at BunkOut, we connect international students who want to learn English with local hosts. As a host, you will have the chance to immerse a student in the British way of life and help him/her improve their English language skills. If you want to be part of this experience and earn a passive income, please give us a call at 07908 708896 or write an email on firstname.lastname@example.org