Have you ever thought about renting out your spare room to travellers? I was looking for a housemate but wasn't all that impressed with the people who turned up. So I thought I could just try and rent the room out on a short term basis. I decided on a 3 weeks maximum stay. I put an advertisement in the paper and the next day my phone was already ringing. Three Swedish girls who were tired of Backpacker Hostels were in need of a peaceful place. I organised another mattress and they moved in the same day. Since then I have had a steady string of people coming and staying with me. My charges are reasonable, some have come back. Also I became great friends with some of them.