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To list digs on Our Digs, hosts first need to register, then they can add as many digs listings as they like!

Host theatre professionals?

Join 100+ UK hosts and list your digs (free) on Our Digs. Reach a growing number of cast and crew struggling to find suitable and affordable digs whilst on tour. Guests send enquiries direct via a form on your listings page. There’s no fees for host or guest!

If you have a spare room and live within easy access of a theatre or live performance venue, please list your digs with us. You could earn up to £7,500 tax-free each year! Please register to list your digs free now!

FAQ

How do I know digs are confirmed?

A booking will only be secured on the host’s receipt of a deposit. The host will confirm receipt by email and/or telephone.

Guests are asked to provide hosts with details of the theatre company and venue they’ll be working at and in what capacity; of any special needs and approximate time of arrival.

Do you have any draft emails and invoices?

We do! These are coming soon but please just ask as we will probably have something suitable to hand. Email info@ourdigs.co.uk with your request.

Can I keep my Calendar updated?

We’ve found that hosts tend to keep only one or two availability calendars updated, so we don’t ask it of you here. When a enquiry comes in you should reply whether available or not.

However, we are looking into options for those hosts who would like to include their availability, and one is available now. If you have a direct link to an online calendar showing availability, you may link to it.

How do I know a Guest is legitimate?

We don’t vet the guests on Our Digs. One way of securing they’re legitimate is to ask for a deposit. We also encourage the guest to share details about the theatre company and venue they’ll be working at, and in what capacity so you can double-check if needed.

You can also encourage guests to ‘favourite’ your listing and review their stay. They need to register to do these.

How do I add Photos to my listing?

You can add 20 photos to each listing. Ensure the top one is the best and preferably a landscape pic of the bedroom.

You can drag each image to re-arrange the order they display in; and delete images.

Lastly, add a pic of the host(s) and if you have dogs sometimes a pic of them helps inform guests of suitability!

What are ‘featured’ listings?

For a small fee, hosts can opt to upgrade their listing to ‘featured’ so that it always shows at the top of the listings pages and searches, and anywhere ‘featured’ listings appear throughout the website.

Go to Manage Listings to promote your digs.

What does a Host get?

By listing your digs on Our Digs you get a dedicated webpage with your digs details, contact form, and a link (e.g. http://ourdigs.co.uk/digs/your-space) to send to your guests.

We’re in the process of contacting theatres and production companies to ask they send their cast and crew to book through Our Digs, and promoting the site on appropriate forums.

You get to take control over how and when deposit and rental payments are made, and whether you have availability or not.

Why host theatrical professionals?

Theatre professionals are generally the easiest guests to accommodate. Although they may keep unusual hours, they are mostly at the theatre in the evenings and some of the days. You will hardly notice they are staying with you. For this reason we tend to offer a special discounted rate from the regular, e.g. Airbnb guests, etc.

Therefore it’s imperitive hosts are understanding of a guest’s irregular hours, short term requirements and so be able to offer reasonably priced rooms.

How do I respond to Guest queries?

All queries will be emailed to your inbox from @ourdigs.co.uk and you can reply directly.

Guests will contact you from the form on your listings page. Please try to respond as quickly as possible to let the guest know if you have availability - or not - a reply is required one way or another, else your listing may be suspended.

These messages are private and between host and guest only.

You’ll receive a test message from time to time, and if there is no reply your listing may be suspended.

How does the site work for Hosts?

Listing Digs

Hosts list digs on our website by registering then adding digs. They are then reviewed before you’re notified and can then edit the listings some more.

Digs Enquiries

Guests contact you directly from your listing page. You need to reply to that email.

Can Guests leave Reviews?

Yes! Guests can register to leave a review and ‘favourite’ listings too, so they can come back to them later.

How are Payments handled?

Payments are between host and guest. We encourage hosts to invoice the guest and request a deposit in advance of check-in. A host’s payment instructions and options should be set out on the invoice, along with check-in/out details.

We recommend hosts request a full night’s stay for a 1-week booking as deposit; 3-nights for 3-weeks and so on.

Any fees?

We don’t take commission as we don’t handle payments.

Our Digs donations from Hosts for rooms listed, and from Guests for enquiries, which will go towards our admin and web hosting fees. We are of course happy to take donations of any amount at any time for all the hard work we do 😉

Because there are no fees, digs cost less for guests and cost the same for hosts - so no one loses out and some gain!

Our Digs may decide to change this in the future, but will notify registered hosts in advance.