When we came up with this crazy idea, we knew we had to devise lots of different ways to save money. One idea we thought might work was to host international uni students in our home. Dave’s brother and sister in-law had done it for a while and it had worked well for them. Over the past 18 months we’ve had 7 different students live with us for varying lengths of time. Having students in our home allowed us to experience new cultures as well as giving the kids an opportunity to meet young people from other countries. The kids loved showing the students around and we enjoyed being tourists in our own town. Yes we did have to move our three boys into one room to make space and the house was a bit messier than normal, but honestly, it wasn’t that hard and the payoff was well worth it.