Want to know more about becoming a Property Guardian? Read our Guardian interview...

Find out what it is like to be a Property Guardian from our interview with L. She came to London to study and found the Guardianship scheme as a cheaper alternative to renting a room privately.

Finding a cheap place to live is difficult especially if you are coming from abroad and in need of short term accommodation. On top of this, London is an expensive city to live in – but Camelot Europe offers a cheaper alternative to renting a room privately. With many offices across Europe, L. discovered Camelot due to our strong presence in the Netherlands. As a result she found herself becoming a Property Guardian with Camelot in the UK.

Who are you?

I am L. and am living in one of Camelot's vacant properties located in Chingford. I am 22 years old, from the Netherlands and came to London for a 5 months internship. Because Camelot was founded in the Netherlands, I discovered Camelot on the internet while at home searching for a place to stay during my time in London.

How long have you been a Property Guardian?

I have been a Property Guardian for 5 months now.

What is it like in your property? and your living space...

It is pretty nice, especially the area. It is a 5 min walk from the train station and a 5 min walk from the forest. My Living Space is big and so is the property, but it never feels lonely. In the communal area or the kitchen you are able to have a chat with the other guardians, and if you want to be by yourself, you can go to your Living Space.

Sometimes we have dinner together, but not everyone has to attend. We have a Whatsapp chat, which most of the guardians are in. If you have any questions, if you have a delivery coming but you are not home, it makes it easy to ask if someone will be home during those hours.

Why is the guardianship model suitable for you?

Because it is affordable, yet different. You don’t have the noise you would get living in a student house.

What do you do day to day?

I am working at my internship from 8.30 am till 5.30 pm. During the weekends I am home; going to the city or going out at night.

Thank you to L. for sharing her experiences as a Property Guardian.

If you are interested in signing up to a Camelot Guardianship, you can take a look at our available properties.