Is a Home-Mate* in Your Future?

Home-mates sharing housing

*Home-mate—a person you like and respect whose way of living is enough compatible with yours that you are comfortable sharing a home.

Do you worry about how to make the transition?

It’s a big transition. It’s even bigger if you are used to living alone.  The truth is we like our lives to be predictable and comfortable. This tendency gets stronger as we get older. Living alone is predictable and has a certain comfort to it. It’s hard to change since that can be uncomfortable. It’s natural to push it off and postpone, to say “I’m not ready” or “next year.”

You may already be convinced that having a home-mate is a good idea and have encountered stumbling blocks. You may be really unsure or even resistant to the idea. You may have landed on this page because you are exploring.

Are these your questions about sharing housing?

  • How to do it?
  • How to be safe?
  • What if it doesn’t work out?
  • How do I find someone I can live with?

All of these questions are real.  There are resources on this website to help you answer them and move forward.

Sharing housing is a good way to live.

People need people. We all need human connection. It is as natural to us as breathing—really.

Having a home-mate can help you live a life that is more comfortable, connected, and cheaper. It’s healthier. It’s also more sustainable. The benefits of sharing housing are significant.

You might want to read the Preface and Introduction to the book, Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. Click here to get your copy of the Preface and Introduction..

Have you come to the right place? Are you like any of these people? Click here.