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Friday 27 September 2013

A Relocation Guide to Chicago

This week we have another featured Flat-Club relocation guide, this time it’s my (and Frank Sinatra’s) kind of town: Chicago!

Chicago is the most well known city in the midwest of the United States, a place in between the two coasts that offers as much vibrancy, culture, and activity as either New York or Los Angeles.

Chicago is a hub of business, and therefore sees many relocations throughout the year. If you’ll soon be living in the Windy City, check out our relocation guide for tips on how to adjust.

Chicago has so many museums, including the Field Museum which I can personally vouch for as being a great place for young and old alike. There also tons of shopping to be done in Chicago - start at Michigan Avenue and wind your way across town. Be sure to stop by Portillo’s for some Italian sausage once you’ve finished out the day’s activities!

Looking for a place in Chicago? Our free Expert Search can help you out! Give us a few details of when and where exactly you'd like to stay, and we'll match you with a great place.

Friday 20 September 2013

Connect Facebook with Flat-Club

Have you connected your Facebook account to your Flat-Club account yet?

When you do, you'll be automatically added to all clubs on our site that you belong to! When you're a club member, you receive special prices, get access to exclusive flats, and come up higher in our search results.

We use our special algorithm in order to place you in the right clubs.

You just have to do a couple things, and then you're sorted (literally).

Nice and easy, now you're done!

Check out our free Expert Search if you're interested in finding a flat, and give us a shout at if you want to make some extra money out of your flat.

Wednesday 11 September 2013

A Relocation Guide to Rome

One of our major goals at Flat-Club is to create a solid database of Relocation Guides for major cities all over the world. We explain how to go about setting up a bank account, how to get around the city, and other daily-life necessities.

We also highlight some of the more fun things to do that are unique to that city: museums, galleries, restaurants, parks & so on.

In our Rome guide you'll find out about everyday life in Italy's capital.

We’ve also got some ideas on where to eat the finest Italian food (including an amazing ‘transforming’ restaurant space), and some unexpected stops to make as you travel through this beautiful, ancient city - spots like an entire museum dedicated exclusively to Italian horror movies!

If you’ve got more time in the city, for instance if you are there for business or an internship, our guides always include a little bit about where to go outside of the city on a weekend trip. In Rome, you can visit a former port city that is now 3 km further away from the sea than it used to be, evidence of silt shifting locations. Interesting stuff, huh?

If you've had the pleasure of visiting Rome already, let us know if we're missing out on anything in our guide - Tweet @flatclubcom and share your secret spots.

If you need a place to stay in Rome, drop our free Expert Search team a line - they can help you find the best accommodation, tailored to your needs.

Friday 6 September 2013

Further Updates to Post a Flat

We're constantly working on innovating & improving for Flat-Club, and we've covered a few of those initial improvements on the blog: posting a flat, finding a flat, and of course our club members' experience.

We've recently upgraded our flat posting process even further.

Now you can automatically see what your price will be after our fees are added - keep in mind, of course, that the host will never pay a fee on our site - this is simply so you're better aware of what your guest will pay, before your flat even goes live. That way, you're able to make a more informed decision on your pricing compared to the prices of other hosts in your area.

Also you can now charge extra for additional guests - a great option for hosts who provide clean linens & towels for guests, who may need to go out of there way to provide them for extra guests. This was a highly requested feature from our hosts, and we're glad to be able to give you what you wanted!

Another handy feature, now when something is missing from your post, you'll be notified exactly what is absent. So you can fix it before your flat goes live.

We've mentioned before that we're always working on new bits and pieces that will make our site even better to use - is there anything we could do that would improve the site for you? Tweet us @flatclubcom, and let us know. We want you to be able to safely host to our network of trusted tenants, so any way we can help you, we will!

If you'd like to become a host, drop us a line at, or visit