A Manchester-based company which runs what it calls “an instant booking student accommodation marketplace” has joined forces with Norwegian tech firm Dfavo.
Dfavo will now make Housemates’ accommodation inventory available across its platforms.
Dfavo chief partnerships officer Tom Pinder says the deal is to ease student concerns relating to increasing education costs and the extremely competitive accommodation landscape.
“By pairing our Scandinavian, egalitarian, and progressive values with Housemates' mission to democratise access to affordable, quality, and secure accommodation, wherever students choose to study, we're confident that this relationship helps meet the rising demand for Purpose Built Student Accommodation and private housing options alike in a fair and equitable way.
“The partnership means we are providing students with access to thousands of accommodation options to suit their needs on a single platform, enabling them to arrange the pursuit of their degree and living arrangements all in one place,” added Tom.
“Our mission is to both simplify and improve the process through which international students can achieve their higher education dream, and to that end this partnership with Housemates represents a huge step towards that.”
The Dfavo partnership follows the recent launch of Housemates Connect API, an intuitive booking engine which enables businesses to offer secure student accommodation.
Lydia Jones is chief executive of Housemates, a platform used by students from over 20 countries which lists more than 1.2m beds across the UK, Ireland and Australia.
She says: “Dfavo handled more than 65,000 student applications last year and will continue to play a pivotal role in the lives of students worldwide. With the seamless integration of Housemates’ offer on Dfavo’s platforms, students will be provided with a one-stop-shop that has been designed to make their experience, during a stressful period, much easier.”