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Old May 7th 2017, 11:56 am
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Hi all,

I am moving to Fayetteville, North Carolina in August and to begin with I would like to rent in shared accommodation with someone. In the UK we have spareroom or easyroommate. Other than craigslist are there other room mate websites specific for the USA?

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Old May 7th 2017, 12:50 pm
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Old May 7th 2017, 12:53 pm
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I would also check if there are any Facebook groups for Fayetteville and ask on there.
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Other than craigslist are there other room mate websites specific for the USA?
I've always found roommates via Craigslist. There are sometimes local alternatives, so it's worth having a sniff around (city-data.com, maybe?)

I don't know how widespread their coverage, but there are also some 'roommate matchmaker'-type apps. They feed from your FB, etc. which is not my cup of tea, so I've never tried them.

AirBnB is not set up for long-term roommate arrangements. Apart from being a weird, transactional house dynamic, it would also be cost prohibitive.
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I would be concerned about using AirBnb as a Host for long term booking due to the lack of protection but I know people who do it, once you go over a month their long term booking condition kick in.
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All of this is good advice.

There is a university there, are you going for study? If so the university may have some resources.

When I was a graduate student I used Craigslist twice for roommates. The first time, the house ended up being bad, but the roommates good. The second time, the house was good, and the roommate weird. I preferred the former to the latter.
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Certainly my daughter's university has their own FB group for flatmate searches. You must be university student to belong to the group obviously.

I would also look on meetup.co or FB for a Brit expat group and ask on there if anyone has a room they rent out.
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