Original research by Cohabitas

Research reveals that 1 in 4 (23%) mature adults between the age of 45 and 85 have discussed living with a friend, with 1 in 3 (33%) in London considering this option. Whilst ‘sharing the bills’ remains the number one reason to share when older, ‘having someone else around’ and ‘socialising with housemates’ is also important.…

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How coliving and cohousing relate to each other

Although titled Coliving, this research project actually talks more about co-housing, looking at how to develop more and better inter generational and age-specific cohousing. It highlights these main barriers for co-housing groups: lack of funding opportunities difficulties to find a site for development slow speed of moving a scheme through the planning system slow speed…

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When sharing a home in a flat share or house share, then finding the right flatmates (or housemates) is one of the main things you need to think about. When you’re younger, maybe at college or university, you tend to fall into groups easily because everyone you know wants to experience living away from home for the first time.…

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Communal living, or co-living, may conjure an array of images. To some it may be the hippy communes of the 1960s, to others a student flat with unwashed dishes stacked high and cleaning standards kept low. However, with changes in family structures and people feeling younger for longer, it seems we are moving towards a…

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Its not only the cost of renting a whole flat or house by yourself, its the quality of property you can afford to live in and the quality of life that’s also important. If you rent a room in someone else’s house it is a great way to live in a better area than you might otherwise be able to afford.

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