FAQs for renting a room in a Shared Home in Washington, D.C.

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 Washington, D.C.:

How to find a roommate in Washington, D.C.

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 Washington, D.C.?

According to Rent Cafe the average 1 bedroom apartment in Washington, D.C. is $2,021. Nationwide, Bungalow residents save an average of 30% on rent compared to studio apartments in the same neighborhood.

Is there good public transportation in Washington, D.C.?

Both Metrobus and Metrorail provide public transportation services in Washington DC. Metrorail serves the central business district (CBD) of the District of Columbia, while Metrobus provides service both in to suburban areas like Montgomery County, MD and Fairfax County, VA as well as to outlying parts of the city like Langley Park, Maryland or Pentagon City.

What to do in Washington, D.C.

There are a number of museums and monuments to visit, with walking tours available for most landmarks. The Smithsonian Institution comprises 20 diverse museums and galleries including the National Museum of African Art, National Air and Space Museum, National Museum of American History, Natural History Museum. Along with the museum entrances with general admission prices you can also enjoy shows at Madame Tussauds Wax Museum or The Newseum. If time is short, take a tour of some historical buildings such as the US Capitol Building or Arlington House. With over 40 historic sites to visit in Washington D.C., this city has something for everyone!

Schools and universities in Schools and universities in Washington, D.C.

There are five universities in Washington DC: American University, Georgetown University, George Washington University, Howard University and the National Academy of Sciences. There are also many community colleges. Many people get their college degrees and graduate degrees from these schools and colleges. It is a great place to continue studying if you want to go on for post-graduate work or doctorate level education. Washington DC also has several vocational schools, so it's a great place to get an education in your chosen profession without having to travel too far away from home or school when you're in school or doing well academically.

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