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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Housemates preferences report – the COVID issue.

Coliving and house sharing preferences report 2020

Housemate preferences report (Jun-Aug ’20) With the addition of ‘market research’ questions added to the registration form, we have been able to gather a continuous stream of information about our users – the over 40s house share market. We will produce this report each quarter to keep track of changing preferences and to enable us…

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Cohabitas Quarterly Business Update

Dear friends, partners and experts, Welcome to our first quarterly business update – what we hope is an informative and useful update on the mid-life / over 40s house sharing market. Clearly the last few months has been like nothing any of us has ever known, but it makes for a really interesting business update!…

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Co-living for older people

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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What makes a good flatmate?

How to find the right flatmates

How do you find a flatmate? Good flatmates are so important when sharing a home. You need to find a flatmate who shares the same values and standards as you for a successful share. When you’re younger you tend to fall into groups more easily. Everyone you know wants to experience living away from home…

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Co-Living in the UK is moving beyond generation rent

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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The future solution to rising rents

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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Research report: Attitudes to house sharing among mature adults

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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