Quick question, when staying at friend's - should one offer to pay rent, etc?
Just finished uni and staying over at a good friends' parents place (I'm trying to setup a small company at the moment). Have known the friend very well since before Uni / for about 5 years - and they're happy for me to stay. I'm just waiting for some credits to be approved so I could move forward (the small business is just about generates a livable income for someone just out of uni / but the loan would make it more workable).
The friend said that it's really okay for me to stay, as their family is very used to having people (mostly farm volunteers) staying throughout the year. I obviously try to help out / do house work / farm work / cook when possible; still, I'm very conscious that I'm staying over at someone else's place - and would be happy to pay a rent / cost, etc; the friend politely dismissed it when I offered it previously, knowing the same money will help me to grow the business quicker. Thinking of asking again. Would it be quite reasonable to offer the family a small monthly payment, for being there / or would that turn it too transaction?