Miss Bubbles floats new idea in home search

Carissa White is looking for share accommodation on the Gold Coast
Children’s entertainer Carissa White is hoping her unique skill set will help her secure a room to rent.
The energetic 30-year-old is offering babysitting services to a family who can provide suitable self-contained accommodation on the Gold Coast.
Ms White — aka Miss Bubbles — has a budget of $400 a week, and is seeking an arrangement where she pays reduced rent in exchange for looking after her host’s kids on regular weekend dates or even overnight.
After ten years living in share houses, Ms White left her last home after the rent was hiked by $100 a week and took a month off to travel.
Carissa White is a children’s entertainer and bubble performance artist
“I have had my fair share of living in share houses, and whilst it can have some positive experiences like there always being someone around to chat with, as well as more money in your pocket, I find I much prefer the privacy of having my own space,” Ms White said.
“I would be interested to hear from any families who have a separate granny flat on their property and would be interested in babysitting in return for housing or discounted housing.”
She has operated her business, Bubble’licious Creations, for six years, specialising in bubble shows and entertainment for children as well as corporate events.
Ms White will swap babysitting for board
“I occasionally work for a Gold Coast babysitting agency if I have time between events, and I realise there is definitely demand for working parents to have a night to themselves regularly,” Ms White said.
“If they already have the housing available on their property as many families do, having an on-site children’s entertainer who is largely available Friday and Saturday nights could be highly desirable.”
She is seeking accommodation from September 10, and will stay with friends and family until then.
Latest data from Flatmates.com.au shows a 65 per cent increase in new members in July 2022 compared to the same time last year, most of whom were “property seekers”- people looking for a room to rent. In comparison, those supplying rooms dropped 11 per cent.
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In Queensland, demand was highest in the suburb of Broadbeach, where there were 114 poeple looking for every room listed on the site.
The average weekly price for a room in the beachside suburb was $298.
Also on the Gold Coast, Miami and Burleigh Heads were among the state’s top five most in-demand share house suburbs, with 46 and 41 people applying per room in those areas respectively.
Brisbane City and New Farm rounded out the top five.
Three of Qld’s most in-demand suburbs were on the Gold Coast
Flatmates.com.au community manager Claudia Conley said many people were “seeking out alternative living situations to put a roof over their heads” with sharehousing changing from the traditional student option to one widely used by young professionals and older people too.
“People are coming back to share accommodation now that life’s returning back to normal. But unfortunately, there isn’t the amount of properties available to support those people,” Ms Conley said.
“We are seeing our demographics change. It isn’t just that stereotypical student house anymore. Share houses are now full of young professionals, young families, young investors. We’re also seeing elderly people rent out their spare room just to have some companionship and some help around the house.”

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