Recalculating what you save by house sharing

Cost of living - house sahring saves 29 to 41 per cent per person

Back in 2017 we did some basic calculations and wrote a story on Cohabitas about how much money you can save by house sharing. Larger cities, especially London and New York have always had inflated prices for rental properties, but we wanted to check, five years later, how things might have changed. Today we’ve just…

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Designing an appealing co-living space

Living Together2

In today’s interview we discuss the design of co-living spaces with interior designer Nuria Prieto – and how to turn them into places where communities can come together and thrive. Nuria, what is important when designing a shared co-living home, where housemates have their own room but share a lounge, kitchen, and other common spaces?…

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Living alone in a larger property makes no sense.

Living alone is a larger property than needed makes no sense

Much is written about the ‘ageing’ population and the effects of living alone on well-being and health. In fact, it was one of our motivations when starting Cohabitas, to try to give people an alternative future through re-organised housing – shared housing. The positive health and social benefits from living with others in ‘later life’…

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House sharing preferences report

House Sharing Preferences Cohabitas Report Dec 2021

A new report about House Sharing Preferences by Cohabitas, the over 40s house share website, has revealed the latest trends in preferences when house sharing. Using market research questions as a part of new user registrations, Cohabitas has been able to identify key trends and make comparisons with previous research, which is especially interesting now…

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Where to build co-living for over 40s

Flat Sharing In Stuttgart Professionals Choice

Some months ago we started thinking about how to help local planners and more socially- minded developers meet the needs of over 40s private renters. Things have obviously got a lot more accute recently, so we dug-out some analysis to look at where co-living for older independent people might be located. Co-living offers huge financial…

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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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Housemate 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 the first Cohabitas quarterly business update – what we hope is an informative and useful update on the mid-life, or ‘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…

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Inter-generational co-housing report

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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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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