As much fun as nomadding is, its not without its challenges. Some are more easily dealt with than others (mail and laundry, for instance). But one thing I can’t really overcome is when family or friends come to town. I used to really enjoy inflating an Aerobed in my old apartment for family and friends, and even some strangers (yes, I did couchsurfing before I started this project). Not having the ability to host visitors is disappointing, because hotels are so incredibly expensive in this city.
What to do? Enter Roomorama, a site that allows people to rent out spaces from an entire apartment to a couch in the living room. They have over 2,500+ properties in NYC ranging from $15 to $1750 and they graciously offered to host the nomad for a week in Clinton Hill.
And by hosting me, they are allowing me to host my parents who just celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary. My Dad celebrated his 69th birthday on Monday so its been an exciting week. Roomorama isn’t just about renting out space though. Become a member and you’ll get perks like free membership with Mint Cars on Demand (like Zipcar) and 50% off a City Rover Walking Tour. Roomorama has also donated a $100 gift card to my Celebrating a year of Nomadding in NYC party. I’ll be raffling it off and all proceeds will go to the Coalition for the Homeless. Pretty cool ! Meetup invite here. Please RSVP if you’re planning on coming. So Roomorama is going to be my go to for people visiting the city. Maybe one day they’ll even host me across the country (or world).