Renting or buying a flat jointly with others (up to 4) – you may decide that you want to live in a bigger group. Having a bigger group really makes the financial savings even more attractive and allows you to find very good quality properties and to share things you couldn’t otherwise afford, like gardens,…

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Start a new co-housing community

You do not have to start from scratch when planning to live in a co-housing community. In fact there are many schemes operating, although not as many as in Scandinavia or the United States due to land prices. You can join a co-housing scheme or community – in your part of the world you might…

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Granny annex for as a house sharing

Granny flats and annexes may not need planning permission and are a great solution to co-living in later life if you have family. By combing budgets from the sale of one or two properties, families can find properties with the possibility to offer a separate granny flat or annexe. If this is not possible within…

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Homeshare brings together people with spare rooms with people who are happy to chat and lend a hand around the house in return for affordable, sociable accommodation. Typically house providers are older, between 60 and 90, and homesharers are typically younger being either mature students or people aged between 40 and 60. There is an…

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Advertise a room to rent Advertising your spare room on Cohabitas are is the perfect way to find housemates aged 40+. Whilst we are focused mainly on live-in landlords and householders, letting agents and other landlords can also register for free if they can see why their room is particularly suitable for our community – larger rooms, better areas…

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new to house sharing advice and conections

New to house sharing? There are many types of co-living and house sharing, so what is right for you? This short guide to house sharing and co-living when you’re older, provides an introduction to different forms of sharing and provides useful links within Cohabitas and externally. (Click on the section pictures and links to see…

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One alternative to renting a room in someone else’s home is to rent (or buy) a flat or house yourself and then invite one or more people to join you as tenants in common, or as lodgers in your rented property where you become a landlord. Buying or renting a property and taking in lodgers…

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We founded Cohabitas in 2016 after a casual conversation about our parents and how lonely they were, having each lost their partner. We realised that life can be challenging for people living alone and that having someone else around the house would not only be better for them but also for us, their main carers…

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Financial Sharing the cost of buying or renting a house or flat and sharing bills is more relevant than ever with today’s property prices. House sharing makes so much sense because on average you can save 50% per person when sharing with just one other person and 60% when you share with 2 or more others. Find…

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Why do you ask for personal information when I register? We ask for your gender, date of birth (only age is displayed), city/town location, email address (not visible on the site) and a preferred user name and password so that other users can get an idea of who you are and whether they would be interested…

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This is the most easily organised type of co-living and sharing. Finding a room in a house where there are already people living and where they are looking for a new housemates makes things much simpler. You can choose your housemates and choose a house or flat. You can choose the area in which you…

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