Searching for a home-mate is a process. Using a proven process with definable steps will greatly aid your search.
It’s not just like renting an apartment or buying a house. Some of it is about the physical space, but the critically important part is who you are—how you live in your home and what makes a space “home” for you.
The two essential questions you have to be able to answer are:
- What’s important to you?
- What doesn’t matter?
Your answers to these questions helps you be comfortable about saying “yes” to having another person live with you. They define your boundaries.
Sure it feels risky to have a stranger move in. That’s why the process I teach is designed help you get to know your potential home-mate so that by the time you are ready to actually make the transition, your future home-mate does not feel like a complete stranger. On moving day, you should be feeling hopeful. Maybe even excited.
Using this process, you can figure out if that person is someone whose way of living is enough compatible that you are both comfortable living under the same roof.
It’s a process that came to me through my life experience. Click here to learn about me.
The Home-Mate Compatibility Assessment Toolkit will help you figure out what is important to you and what isn’t. It’s a toolkit with access to the Home-Mate Compatibility Assessment, two tokens to give to two other people to take it, a booklet on how to interview and a graphic that shows you the process.
Read the book, Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. Click here to learn about it.