A wife decided to rent out her husband to other women for odd jobs for approximately $46 an hour. Apparently, business is booming, so much so that he’s booked full for weeks.
Mom-of-three Laura Young, 38, got the idea to rent her husband out while listening to a podcast describing how a man was making a living putting together flatpack furniture for other people.
So, Young decided to advertise her husband, James, on Facebook and the Nextdoor app, boasting of her husband’s general DIY, painting, decorating, tiling, and carpet laying skills in June.
Expecting she might get a few laughs and possibly a job or two, James, 42, had his first client just one day after the post and was soon working six days a week from 9 am to 8 pm.
James has even been forced to turn down jobs and “Rent My Handy Husband” is now fully booked until mid-November since a video of TikTok was released when using the tool to buy tik tok views which makes your post to be suggested to TikTok users. More views mean more suggestions. So, start spreading your content by buying views for your TikTok videos.
Some of the jobs James has been hired to do are things like putting up a TV or curtains to rebuilding a wall. The couple state that he is available for hire to anyone who needs help – men and women.
While James handles the labor side of things, Laura works behind the scenes on running the social accounts and their website.
The business has been more successful than the couple could’ve imagined.
The clever couple has added a new service just in time for the Holiday season. They are now offering installations of festive lights, both inside and outside.
Laura said, “I never expected it to take off as much as it has. We’ve only been going four months and it got to a point where there was so much work coming in that James was working six days a week.”
“We’ve had to start turning jobs down and reduce our hours, so now we do Monday to Friday 9 am-5 pm,” she continued.
“We had our own building plans that we’ve not even started as we’ve just been so busy. We booked our first job for January too.”
Laura’s idea came just in time as James had to give up his job working in a warehouse to be a full-time caregiver alongside Laura so they could look after their three children, two of which have autism.
James has also been diagnosed with autism four years ago and has always been able to focus on things like building and construction.
Laura said, “He’s really good at building things and doesn’t bother with the instructions. So I thought this would be something he could do. James doesn’t come from a trade background but his grandad was a nuclear engineer, and they think he was also on the spectrum.”
She continued saying, “He’s got a very methodical mind and can think outside the box. He sees things differently.”
Within days of Laura’s Facebook post, messages were piling in full of people asking about her husband’s handiwork.
Laura said, “The first customer needed a door frame replaced, and then from there I just had people enquiring on the Facebook page. We even had requests as far as Manchester, to which we told them it may be more practical to find someone closer due to the extra costs, but of course, we would have done it!”
James, however, doesn’t do any electrical or plumbing services.
The couple charges by the hour at a rate of $46, or a day rate of $288.