Annamarie Pluhar

Annamarie Pluhar
Annamarie advocates for people to share housing for the benefits of cost, company, help and sustainability. She is the developer of the Home-Mate Compatibility Toolkit and the author of Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. You can read more from Annamarie at 

Recent Posts

Home Sharing: The New Retirement Solution

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Apr 30, 2019 12:56:51 PM


Arnie calls her home “my accordion house” and laughs.

It’s a huge Victorian building in the center of Concord, New Hampshire. She inherited it from an aunt who lived on the second floor until her death. When her husband died at an early age, she was suddenly a widow of very limited means. Committed to keeping the home she loves, she got creative, renting every single bit of it in a number of innovative ways. She loves living with home-mates.

Envisioning Your Ideal Housemate: Must-Haves vs. Can't-Live-Withs

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Jul 30, 2018 2:07:25 PM

Friend of Silvernest Annamarie Pluhar has been homesharing for twenty years and now helps housemates with expert tips and advice through her website, Below are her tips for determining what you want in a housemate and identifying the characteristics that will make or break the relationship. 


Two Simple Habits for Homesharing Success

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Mar 6, 2017 11:06:33 AM

Sharing a home with others is easy when you act according to two principles. One is The Golden Rule and the other is "do it while it's easy."


An Atmosphere of Kindness and Gentleness

Posted by Annamarie Pluhar on Feb 15, 2017 3:20:09 PM

“Do you see my glasses?” asks Diana, 80 plus, of her home-mate Rob who is easily 30 years younger. “Yup” he says as he gets them and hands them to her. There is a kindness and gentleness between them.