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Intrigued by homesharing but wondering how to find a housemate you can trust, get along with and perhaps even become friends?
The truth is, as with any relationship, the definition of a good housemate is entirely subjective and very personal. That means the number one thing to look for in a housemate is alignment. Whatever your personal preferences and perspective, look for someone who is aligned with most or all of them—especially with those that are most important to you.
Friend of Silvernest Annamarie Pluhar has been homesharing for twenty years and now helps housemates with expert tips and advice through her website, www.sharinghousing.com. Below are her tips for determining what you want in a housemate and identifying the characteristics that will make or break the relationship.
When Nancy realized she had to move out of her house in Lafayette, Colorado, she was worried. Having cultivated a successful home-based business as a piano teacher, most of her students lived in the neighborhood. A lovely, bucolic suburb with literal white picket fences intersecting the front yards, it resembled a Norman Rockwell painting. With housing costs at an all-time-high and inventory in the area at an all-time-low, she knew finding a home nearby would be tough.
Are you an empty nester, divorcee, widow, single parent, or sandwich generation adult? Do you have rarely-used rooms in your house? Could you use an extra $10,000 per year on average? Maybe it is time to rent that extra space to a compatible roommate for a season, a year or long-term. Shared housing (also known as co-living) is a fun and easy way to solve financial struggles and prevent the health risks of social isolation.