Treasured housemates found in lockdown

There is evidence of many positive house sharing experiences from lockdown. What did we learn that we will take forward now that we are free again?   The Covid lock-downs from March 2020 to April 2021 were difficult for everyone. Restricted physical movement, loss of social contact, the threat of serious illness and worry about…

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Shared Housing Is Affordable

Is affordable housing just a question of assessing the cost of construction, including land costs, building and profit margin, or should it also consider the broader life-style benefits? There is much talk about affordable housing in the UK and other countries. Land prices, construction costs and developer profit needs have all tended to grow at…

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Lucille decided to move in with her daughter, son in law and 2 grandchildren, so she could spend more time with them, help with childcare but also know she’d have someone to look after her when she was older. Libby moved to the other side of the globe in her 50s to follow her childhood…

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Woman on sofa looking relaxed and happy

With more restrictions affecting our daily lives and concerning news bombarding us every day, it can be difficult to remain in positive spirits. Since the situation will likely last for a while, we spoke to mindset coach Sarah Wheeler, one of our Cohabitas members, to get her advice on how to stay positive. Sarah tells…

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Open the windows to bring fresh air in

The lockdown has forced many of us to change our routines and inevitably spend longer in our living space, although goodness knows, I’ve walked around every part of the nearby park multiple times over the last year. Many of the new routines are positive and indeed many people have reported happy days doing things they…

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Modern development of apartments

Perhaps more than any other aspects of life, COVID has changed our experience of home and of work; in fact for many the two have become synonymous as they have taken place in the same living space. For many then and some now, gone was the chance to have a change of scene and to…

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House share rules for harmonious sharing

From all the conversations we have had with people sharing, there is one topic that often gets mentioned by those sharing successfully – people who live in harmonious house shares and consider themselves lucky to live with the other person. They all talk about setting the ground rules early on – and letting their housemates…

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How is Cohabitas different to Spareroom?

Since we launched Cohabitas in late 2016 we have always compared ourselves to spareroom.co.uk and are also often compared to spareroom by our users. This is good because spareroom is the UK’s biggest house share and flat share website and they have amassed a vast amount of experience and expertise that we can benchmark our…

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How a casual house share turned into a beautiful friendship In today’s interview we talk to Libby who shares a house with Cinzia in Lavender Hill, Clapham, South London. The two women in their 50s met when Libby moved into their shared house in 2019. They live in a beautiful 4-bedroom terraced house with their…

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Today we talk to two friends who have been sharing a house in Colliers Wood, South London, for the past two years. Sarah, an Executive Coach, and Whing, a Pharmacist and Photographer, both in their 40s, tell us what it is like to live in a grown-up house share and how it works in times…

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