A few ways to live rent-free include living on a boat as caretaker, home-sharing with an elderly person, taking care of homes around the world or house-sitting locally, and working on a farm, according to The Street. Other opportunities including moving back home, becoming an apartment manager and taking in boarders.
Many luxury boat owners like to have someone stay on their boats as caretakers while their boats are docked to keep thieves and vandals at bay, explains The Street. Elderly people often need live-in housemates to help them with minor chores and for company, offering living accommodations for free. House-sitting gigs are available both in local areas and abroad. People need house sitters to care for a second home or to care for a home that they must be away from due to work reasons. Another way in which a person can get free living quarters is to become a worker on an organic farm. These deals also often include food along with accommodations.
One of the more common strategies for living rent-free is for an individual to move back to the home where he grew up, says The Street. This partly depends on the goodwill of parents and the length of time the individual plans on staying.