A cancer survivor is seeking a compassionate roommate who will live with him in his two-bedroom apartment in Coquitlam rent-free and receive a wage of $1,500 a month.
Thirty-two-year-old Brice Royer insists he is not looking for a carer, but after receiving cancer treatment, he now suffers from chronic fatigue and needs help carrying out daily tasks like cooking and cleaning.
Inspired by similar arrangements in nursing homes, Royer says he’s received applications from people all over the world willing to take him up on the unique opportunity.
“I guess it went viral, and there’s been hundreds of applications from all over the world really. From Japan, Korea, South Africa, all over Canada. Some people are willing to relocate to be a compassionate roommate.”
He says he wasn’t expecting for his ad to receive this much attention.
“For me, it makes a lot of sense to pair up people who need housing or might be interested in helping people with disabilities and pairing them up with people like myself. And we put up the ad, and I guess it went viral and there’s been hundreds of applications from all over the world.”
Royer has narrowed down his search and is currently doing a live-in trial with a woman who responded to the ad.