How it works.

A safe and secure way to rent a room.

Happipad is about matching two compatible people – a host and a renter – into a mutually beneficial living arrangement. The host gains a happy face around the house, a helping hand, and some extra cash. The renter is given affordable, comfortable housing with a like-minded roommate. But how does this process really work? Check out these simple steps…



Create a profile and listing

Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, lifestyle, and habits so we can match you with a compatible renter. Set your monthly rent and include room details in your listing, and of course upload some photos of your home.

Create a profile

Tell us a bit about yourself, your personality, lifestyle, and habits so we can match you with a compatible host. Don’t forget to upload a profile photo of yourself.

Browse listings

Browse listings at your leisure based on location, access to transportation routes, and also the personality, lifestyle and living habits of the host.

Apply to rooms

See a room you like? Submit a request to book by applying to the property. You may apply up to 7 rooms at a time.

Review applications

Learn more about your renter applicants by reviewing their profiles.


Hosts will reach out to renters to to learn more about each other. Set up a phone call, video chat, or even a coffee meet-up.

Generate and sign contract

Found your matching renter? Generate a contract on Happipad’s portal. Be sure to review the contract prior to signing and sending to the renter.

Review and sign contract

Congratulations, a host would like to invite you to rent their room! Review the contract prior to signing and confirming the shared living arrangement.

(The contract is conditional to payment of security deposit [half month’s rent] to Happipad.)

  Living arrangement confirmed

Move in to your new home! Happipad provides support as needed throughout the living arrangement.

Don’t just listen to us. Here’s what people say about us.

Previously I had tried to rent out my room privately and it did not work out. I value the convenience of Happipad and the connecting with roommates that are compatible. Great program.

– Linda, Host

The whole idea of Happipad is a win both for the guest and the host. The selection methods, the security and safety, and your management of the program. I have learned how important building an operating agreement with my guest is.

– Judy, Host

Happipad has been above my expectations with the simplicity and reliability of the process and results. My hosts are concerned about my actual needs and expectations in regards to my housing and study experience.

– Humberto, Guest

I was a bit hesitant when I first signed up, sharing your home with the unknown was scary . Happipad helped me through it. As it turned out we were both pretty pleased with our roomy and happipad!

– Dorothy Koebel, Host

Happipad Team is tremendously fast, accurate and helpful responding to inquiries! Website is so easy to use. Terrific concept and created well.

– Linda Weninger, Host
Happipad Host Paulette Facca

I’ve been a host with Happipad for a couple years now and have nothing but great things to say! I started with Happipad because I wanted to reach out to help students find a place, they can feel comfortable in and call home. Our current student is truly a part of our family.

– Paulette Facca, Host since 2019

Join the Happipad community today

Have more questions? Check out our FAQ or contact us.