There are a lot of things to consider when you decide to list your home as a shared space to rent. Do I have enough space? Will they get along with me and my family? How much do I need to interact with them? What should I allow them to use in my home and what should I restrict?

These are all an excellent place to start but you will also need a little more so you can get to know your potential temporary house mate before they move in.

Your Responsibilities

Your responsibilities would be to provide a clean, safe environment for the intern(s) and/or Co-Ops as well as clearly laid out rules for staying in your home. Be sure to mention any animals in the home, expectations of their cleanliness, and which areas are “common” areas and which areas are restricted.
In order to add a property listing on the EXP housing website for the Interns and Co-Op’s to view, the following criteria must be met.

  • First, set up an account and create your property listing to be approved by our team. For a walk-through of how this is done, here is a tutorial for adding your listing
  • Once your listing has been created, please allow us 48 hours to review it and publish it. If you do not hear from us after 48hrs, please reach out via the Contact Form
  • You MUST use an active Cummins WWID to list your property.
  • You MUST include two interior photos of the bedroom and bathroom the intern will be renting.
  • You MUST include one photo of the exterior front entry of the home .
  • You should also include additional photos of the common areas, kitchen and outdoor space.
  • Indicate your property’s distance from closest Cummins locations and proximity to public transit.
  • Include some information about yourself and a few of the house rules.

Tell them what is available to them in your home in the description of your listing.

  • Internet type
  • Washer/dryer
  • Distance to Cummins facilities from your home
  • Proximity to closest bus stops

It’s best to remember that they have more than likely never been in this situation before and are moving to a new place they have never visited. International students may have a bit of culture shock to work through as well as adjusting to life outside of school and in the workforce.

Interview Questions for Potential Intern Renters:

  • What is your background?
  • How old are you?
  • Tell me about your family.
  • Where do you currently live/go to school?
  • What are your hobbies?
  • Do you do any school programs or clubs?
  • Do you drink?
  • Do you have allergies?

Tell them a little about yourself such as: which building you work in, your hobbies, a little about your family, where you are from originally, where you went to school, and anything you think may be of interest to them.