Do you want to share housing but find the transition scary?
Having a home-mate is a big transition. If you are used to living alone it's an even bigger change. Change requires energy and willingness to accept uncertainty and we don't like to do it. We much prefer our lives to be predictable. As we get older this tendency gets stronger and we get more entrenched in our ways. It’s pretty common to deny that there's a need to change until the current situation is so uncomfortable that we have to do something about it. Don't wait.
There are significant benefits to having a home-mate.
Do you know this already? Have you arrived here looking for help? Or are you unconvinced? You may be really unsure or even resistant to the idea. You may have landed on this page because you are exploring.
A home-mate is a person you like and respect whose way of living is enough compatible with yours that you are comfortable sharing a home.
Are these your questions about sharing housing?
- How do I start?
- How to be safe?
- What if it doesn’t work out?
- Can I really find someone who can live with me?
All of these questions are real. There are resources on this website to help you answer them and move forward.
Start learning about house sharing with my book, webinar and other tools. I created these resources for people like you!
Sharing housing is a good way to live.
You might want to read the Preface and Introduction to the book, Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. Get your copy of the Preface and Introduction.
Have you come to the right place? Are you like any of these people these people?