Looking for a friendly housemate for company


Nasharina and Patrick are based in Lincolnshire and are looking for a retired gentleman to join their family home for conversation and companionship.   Nasharina & Patrick, please tell us a little bit about your home and what someone can expect from living with you. We are a busy house, we are often out and…

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Treasured friends found in lockdown

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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House sharing is affordable housing

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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Modern ways of living

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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Connect with other to stay happy

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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Bringing nature into your home

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 shared 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…

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Designing a living experience for well-being

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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A harmonious house share – 5 Key ‘House Rules’

House share rules for harmonious sharing

Harmonious house shares depend on the people who you live with. According to conversations with people living in a house share successfully, these house sharers consider themselves lucky to live with the other person. Many of them talk about setting the ground rules early on and letting their housemates know what is important to them.…

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Cohabitas versus spareroom?

How is Cohabitas different to Spareroom?

House sharing website Cohabitas launched in late 2016 to meet the needs of mature private renters. We have often been compared to spareroom by our users and we also use spareroom.co.uk as a measure. It is a useful comparison point for us because spareroom is the UK’s biggest house share and flat share website and…

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