FAQs for renting a room in a Shared Home in Austin, Texas

Why rent with Bungalow?

Bungalow doesn’t just list rooms for rent in shared homes - we work with our homeowners to hand select each property to make sure it is up to our standard. We then help our residents find their roommates and build a unique community in their home. Finally, we have an incredible team behind the scenes that are always a message away through our app if and when you need us. Beautiful homes. Incredible locations. Pricing that makes sense. Find a room in a shared home that hits the sweet spot between great quality and sensible pricing. Bungalow homes are hand-selected across major markets to match your lifestyle. Find it. Try it. Feel 100% before you rent. Love where you live or you're free to go. Our 30-day trial, option to transfer to other in-network Bungalow homes, and flexible lease terms are all designed to help you rent with confidence. Live in good company. Our Meet & Greet Chat takes the stress out of finding a roommate by making sure everyone in the household is a match from day one. We pre-screen all residents because your safety is our top priority. Enjoy the benefits of living together with the freedom of operating solo. Use our Meet & Greet chat to select roommates with similar lifestyles. Then, sign and pay separately within our app.

Are utilities included in Bungalow Home Rentals?

For the vast majority of our properties, Bungalow partners with Conservice, to manage, separate, and bill utilities removing the need for arguing over venmo each month. You will only pay for the exact amount your home uses and Bungalow takes care of splitting these costs evenly between you and your roommates.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals furnished?

Bungalow’s Shared Homes include furnished common areas (living, dining, and kitchens), along with a Smart TV, and kitchen essentials! The only furniture you'll need to move in is whatever you'd like to put in your bedroom.

Are Bungalow Home Rentals pet friendly?

Some Bungalow Shared Homes are pet friendly, while others are not. You can find pet information by clicking on a particular home. That said, service and emotional support animals (ESAs) are accepted in every Bungalow home with proper supporting documentation.

About us

Bungalow takes the hassle out of your housing search. We offer beautiful homes (entire and shared) in the country’s most vibrant neighborhoods, and can help connect you with roommates you’ll love coming home to. And finally, we believe you should be able to still afford to explore your new city as well. We pride ourselves on the fact that Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Things to know before moving to Austin:

How to find a roommate in Austin

Moving into a Bungalow shared home is the easiest way to find great roommates. Our Meet & Greet Chat helps you connect with roommates you look forward to living with to form a one-of-a-kind household together.

What is the average rent in Austin?

According to Zumper, the average 1 bedroom apartment in Austin is $1,489. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Austin?

The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (METRO), which operates Metro Transit buses and trains, operates most of the city's transportation services. Other providers are Greyhound, which offers interstate coach service from an office near downtown; Lone Star Cab Company, a taxicab company with taxi stands at both international airports; Austin Taxi Association companies through Central Texas Taxi Radio dispatch center; Regal Limousine Service Inc., a sedan limousine car hire company near downtown and also throughout Hill Country and other parts of Texas.

What to do in Austin

There are plenty of things to do in Austin, TX. You want to be sure to go climb the 17' observation deck at the UT Tower for a 360-degree view of Austin. Right next door is the Lyndon Baines Johnson Library and Museum where you'll get an intimate view into LBJ's life, legacy, and time served as President. The Blanton museum has pieces from world famous artists like Michelangelo. To finish off this perfect day in Austin, take a stroll down 6th Street for some good music, cocktails, and great people watching!

Schools and universities in Austin

There are universities located all around the Austin area. The University of Texas's main campus is located just minutes from Downtown Austin, and has a wide range of engineering, liberal arts, and IT fields. Texas State University-San Marcos offers engineering majors as well as a growing university with a residential college feel. Other notable schools include the University of Saint Mary-San Antonio College or UTSA's downtown location. And finally Baylor University is near Austin College in Sherman.

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