It’s Better Living Together

Welcome to Cohabitas, the house share website designed specifically for people 40+. If you are already experienced at sharing or are just thinking about whether it’s right for you, this is the place for you.

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House sharing when you're older

A house or flat 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. Not only can you save money on rent and have more to spend on going out or other things, you can also have companionship and meet new people.

But if you’re aged 40+, then finding someone like-minded to share with can be difficult. Young professionals and students do not make the best house mates when you're older and a little more discerning about where you live. Or maybe you’re the owner of a larger house than you need now. With rooms to rent you could be considering having a lodger in the spare room as an alternative to downsizing. In this case finding the right sort of person to share with is an important part of your decision.

It’s Better Living Together

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It's free to look around and find out more. Everyone is over 40 and interested in house sharing

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Find rooms available in your area and find people interested in a house or flat share

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Contact potential house mates using our messaging system whilst keeping your personal details private

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Enjoy the benefits of home sharing and tell your friends and family

Rooms, flats and houses to rent - suitable for mature sharers.

Meet up - Online

Find a room to rent

All of the flats and houses listed on Cohabitas are from live-in landlords or tenants who are themselves mature sharers - See who you might like to share with!

Meet up - At one of our events

Rent my spare room

Whether you have a room become vacant in your flat or house, or you are considering having a lodger in your home for the first time, list your room here to find other mature house sharers.

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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 co-living is a 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

Find out about alternative types of co-living and hear from people who have already found someone else to share with.

Are you a professional landlord or agent?

You can use Cohabitas to promote your flat or house to the Cohabitas community. However, as we do not charge users to use the site we do ask for a small fee to list your room, flat or house. Current fees here. Please contact us to find out more.

Additionally we ask you to confirm that your property offers features especially suitable to mid to later life tenants such as:

  • Slightly larger room or even a bedsit room
  • Use of a kitchen suitable for entertaining once in a while
  • Access to a garden or terrace
  • Allow pets
  • Close to a local high street with a range of shops
  • Close to public transport

You will be aware that more mature renters make good tenants as they are:

  • Less likely to damage your property or disturb other residents
  • More likely to stay longer and pay rent on time

Apply here to advertise.

Are you a property developer?

If you are interested in developing property specifically for sharing by mid to later life residents (pre-extra care or residential care) then we would like to speak to you. More property suitable for longer term sharing is needed and we can advise on what is attractive to this group.
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Cohabitas want to continue to strengthen the regional support network and are interested to hear from anyone who would like to contribute to our community.

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