It's Better Living Together

Welcome to Cohabitas, the house and flat share site exclusively for people 40+. Whether you are already experienced at sharing or are thinking about sharing your home with others for the first time, this is the place for you. Register free to find rooms to rent, to find new housemates and flatmates, and to get free house share advice and inspiration from others just like you.

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House sharing when you're older

A house share with people other than a partner or in a traditional family is common-place for younger people, but it’s also a great alternative to living alone when you're older.

As a lodger you can not only save money, you can also have companionship and can often find better quality accommodation than you could afford on your own. As a landlord with rooms to rent you can also have a little more income and company.

But if you’re aged 40+ then finding the right housemate or flatmate can be difficult. That's why we started Cohabitas - listen to a recent BBC interview with co-founder Nick.

Whether you are considering renting out a spare room or looking for new housemates, registering with Cohabitas gives you the best chance of finding the right sort of people.

Register now. It's completely free to have a look around.

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Register for free to find rooms to let, find potential house mates or to list a room to let

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Find a room to rent, a bedsit or flat, and potential flatmates interested in a house or flat share in your area

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Use our secure messaging system to contact people whilst keeping your personal details private

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Enjoy the benefits of home sharing with like-minded people

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Rooms to rent

All of the flats and houses listed on Cohabitas are suitable for mature sharers over 40 - See who you might like to share with!

Meet up - At one of our events

List a spare room

Whether you have just had a room become vacant, or you are considering having a lodger in your home for the first time, find mature housemates here

Find rooms to rent

What are the benefits of co-living?



Sharing the cost of rent and bills allows you more freedom to spend on doing other things. See how much you can save by house sharing.



If you sometimes feel lonely or simply bored of living alone, then a co-living house share is the fun, practical and modern alternative. Read the latest Cohabitas Research Report about attitudes to house sharing.

Health promoting

Health promoting

It is statistically proven that living with others has physical and psychological benefits contributing to longer and healthy life. Read the AgeUK report about how social factors contribute to well-being.



It’s more fun meeting other people, chatting about your day and having someone to share a meal with together sometimes. Read how two friends, Eva and Sarah, decided to house share.

Shared Lives - News and Inspiration

Find out about alternative types of house sharing and co-living from people who have already found someone else to share with. Plus interesting sharing news and reports.

Frequently asked questions

Some quick answers to the top 6 questions (full FAQ link below):

1. What does it cost to register? It's completely free.

2. How much does it cost to list a room? Nothing, that's also free.

3. How do we make money and pay for services? We charge a membership fee which enables you to securely message other users you'd like to contact about a room or starting a new house share - as many as you like - starts at just £9.90 for 30 days. We also accept advertising in our email and onsite (see below)

4. Can people contact me? Yes, if they pay for a membership, but they cannot see your personal contact details as they can only contact you via the secure onsite messaging system. If you're not interested just politely say so. If you experience any unwanted attention after that then you can report them or block them from contacting you.

5. Why does my room listing not appear? Usually because you did not add a photo. Only rooms with photos appear in Find a room searches.

Frequently asked questions page

Become an ambassador

Advertise rooms to rent on Cohabitas

If you would like to advertise a spare room or property on Cohabitas, you can do this for as little as £9.90. Buying a Premium Listings promotes your room to rent in searches on the site, allows you to contact potential tenants, and includes an insertion in our fortnightly emails to all registered users.

Please contact Nick Henley to discuss your requirements.

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