Now, you expect graduate students to be inventive, but this sets a record:
Cyborg in exchange for free rent!
I am a biotechnology grad student in search of housing. A back guest house would be perfect. In exchange, I will build you a cyborg.... Since current science is still catching up on this technology, it may be a few years until your cyborg is built. It might help if you had a pet dog or cat that I could practice with.
Too bad we don't have a back guest house, or live in L.A. I'd kind of like my own cyborg.