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 coronavirus lockdown has forced many of us to change our routines and it inevitably to spend longer in our living space, although goodness knows, I’ve walked around every part of the nearby park multiple times. Many of the new routines are positive and indeed many people have reported happy days doing things they don’t…

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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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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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It seems strange to say it, but at this time when we can’t plan what would like to do next week, that we can start to think about where and how we would like to live in future. Any plans to move out of your flat or house to a new one is frankly impossible…

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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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Like many people, I have recently visited my mother and had to say goodbye to her knowing that I might not be able to see her for a few weeks, or even months. Not even a hug too say goodbye, as I couldn’t get too close. I live in London and my mum is in Norfolk, around…

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