Iowans who are headed to Minnesota for the Republican National Convention next month better have their rooms reserved already. Hotels across the Twin Cities are booked up with reservations from tens-of-thousands of delegates, media and others all coming for the R.N.C.

There is another option though, as some folks are renting out their homes and apartments with ads on-line. Among them is Jacob Hamblin, an Iowa native who now lives in the Minneapolis area.

Hamblin’s place is just one of dozens listed as "for rent" during the R.N.C., ranging from just a few hundred dollars for a small apartment to a five-bedroom house we found listed for 20,000.