Find your new home in Medellin
Looking for a room to rent in Colombia can be quite a challenge for interns. When renting they are confronted with several problems: the loneliness as a foreigner in a new city, the instability during the first weeks, the informality of the renting system, the payment of the rent in cash.
Those are the problems that German students Manuel and Tilman faced during their arrival in Medellin 3 years ago. This is why they founded VICO (VIviendas COmpartidas), an online platform that allows interns, exchange students and young professionals to find, book and pay online their room in Medellin in a transparent, easy, reliable and secure way.
The key to integration in your new city
A VICO is a shared housing solution where you arrive on your own but don’t stay on your own. It is a place where you share the common spaces with others but have your own private room. Your VICO isn’t just a room in Medellin, it is your base of integration in Medellin. It is where you can find new friends in a new environment. In addition, VICO also organizes integration events which helps you to get to know even more people.
Filter your research by neighborhood, university or budget
The booking process is very user friendly.
You enter the platform where you can filter your search according to the neighborhood you want to live in or your budget. After which you will be able to see every VICO house that matches your search criteria with pictures, information on the accommodation, its rules, its neighborhood, its owner and the profile of the people who are living there. If you like the VICO you can then check the rooms availability and choose the one that suits you best.
Book your room online in the most easy and secure way
The payment of the monthly rent is made online. Simply register your credit card on your account when you arrive and pay your rent with a simple click every month. You don’t need to withdraw money, pay withdrawal fees and walk around the city with cash every month. Once the payment is made, you will receive a payment confirmation.
VICO is therefore an easy way to find a room in a shared house and integrate yourself within an intercultural and young community in Medellin.
You can look at their offer on https://www.getvico.com and find practical information on Medellin on their blog http://www.getvico.com/blog/medellin/. As a member of the Paisa Internship community you get a discount on the room booked by using the code PAISA123