Housemate Questionnaire

What are you like to live with? Really?

Here is a quick questionnaire designed to help you think about how you live. There are no right or wrong answers. Be honest with yourself.

Receive a copy of your answers by submitting your name and email at the bottom of the questionnaire.

Select the item in the drop down box that most closely represents how you live. Use the text boxes below to note what you expect from a housemate and any additional thoughts and feelings you have about the subject.
  • Choose all the apply.
  • To have your answers emailed to you enter your name and email address. This will also subscribe you to Sharing Housing News and Tips. We do not share email addresses.
  • Please type letters into the box paying attention to upper and lower case letters.

{ 14 comments… read them below or add one }

Andrea May 7, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Great worksheet. If I were going to have housemates I would definitely use this as a set point for an interview.

Andrea Markus April 1, 2012 at 5:46 am

I was fine with your answers for the most part. We are not going to be exactly alike. I am sure we can work something out with a house duty schedule. What chores do you dislike doing?

carl hanson June 28, 2012 at 7:13 pm

Thanks for your service.

OwlJulie February 5, 2013 at 3:01 am

I like the tv, music, radio and also the bathroom cleanliness questions. Those are all important to me and I would have never guessed to ask about the bathroom or the radio. Silence especially is the most important thing to me. I also always thought I was pretty good keeping the dishes clean, but it turns out I am average.

Annamarie February 5, 2013 at 7:04 am

Hi there,
Well the point of the questionnaire is to help people think of things that they wouldn’t have thought to. However, there’s no “average” here. There’s only what is true about you, so that you can use your answers to compare with a potential housemate. Good luck!

jamie evaonoff February 15, 2013 at 11:28 pm

I had fun filling out who I am sheet!

Annamarie February 16, 2013 at 3:41 pm

Excellent. Please tell us how it works out for you.

gulsoy July 31, 2013 at 8:48 pm

Thanks for this…I found it helpful although I felt that it was difficult to select just one answer to many of the questions. Also, in the comment section after most of the questions, 25 characters was not enough to make a comment. I’ve read the book and learned a lot. Thanks!

Joshua Weatherly April 29, 2014 at 8:46 pm

This is a neat tool to gauge the living style, for less surprises.

Joshua Weatherly April 29, 2014 at 8:49 pm

The reason this will benefit me is the fact that so many times in life we are caught off guard by the little things that we pretend doesn’t bother us but in reality it does. I think it will help with that.

Annamarie Pluhar April 30, 2014 at 7:07 am

Exactly. Come back and tell us how it works for you!

Vivian Ervin July 22, 2014 at 11:15 am

The reason I am looking for a housemate I just relocated to Sandford Florida n I am looking for a place to stay without living alone

Annamarie Pluhar July 24, 2014 at 11:24 am

Congratulations! You’ve got company in realizing you don’t want to live alone! I hope that you’ve found information on this site to help you in your quest.

cath steenholdt January 7, 2015 at 5:56 pm

Good questionnaire.

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