With the City’s help, we put out a call for applications for our completely unknown service and within just a few weeks, we had an outstanding 80 applications to participate.
We personally visited applicant’s home and Skyped every single student who wrote in. We worked through people’s preferences, allergies, and pet peeves, and manually walked everyone through the Nesterly process that we designed from scratch.
Today, we are proud to say that 8 households in the Boston metro area are now renting out a spare room to a graduate student as the first Nesterly matches. We were surprised more times than we can count and learned more than we ever could have imagined, but so far our most fundamental hypothesis, that people of different generations can and will live together, is very much proving true.