Rent out your Sofa for the night – Money tip #165

man asleep on a sofa Regular readers will know that I've written money tips which tell you how you can make money from renting out your spare room or even your garden to strangers for the night.

But even if you don't have a garden or a spare room you can still earn money from penny pinching tourists by renting out your sofa!

That's right, you can pimp out your sofa for the night. The idea of couch surfing started in America by a site called and spawned a social phenomenon with over 4.16 million successful 'surfings' to date.

But while that particular site is all about meeting people and letting them crash on your sofa for free, let's you earn money from couch surfers. In London a number of sofas are available 'for rent' and fetch around £20 a night.

If you really want to embrace making money from your sofa then you could even list it here on the gumtree website with other sofa letters.

So if you are strapped for cash and want to meet some interesting people then pimp that sofa. Let's be honest with the Olympics just around the corner demand is only set to increase as hotels become oversubscribed.


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About Damien

Damien is one of the most widely quoted money and investment experts in the national press and has made numerous radio & TV appearances. He created while working in the City when he became disillusioned with the way the public were left to fend for themselves because they could not afford financial advice.In 2014, after publishing his first book '30 Day Money Plan - Fix your finances in just 5 minutes a day' Damien quit his day job to focus his efforts on MoneytotheMasses.comIn 2015 he launched '80-20 Investor' which empowers DIY investors to invest & run their own money.

Thoughts on "Rent out your Sofa for the night – Money tip #165"

  1. miss jenkins July 12, 2012 at 3:46 am

    I am a couchsurfer, but I am defintinely going to look into this. I love your blog :-)