News & Inspiration

There are so many ways to share a home and these can be an inspiration to others. We also  try to keep you up-to-date with new shared-housing options. If you'd like to contribute a story contact us.

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House Sharing Innovation in Spain

A recent survey carried out in Gijon, Spain led to 116 measures to improve the lives of the elderly being introduced – with a focus on housing and shared living in older age.

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Christmas on your own

Friends for the Festive season

Christmas day alone can be quite pleasant … but after a few hours …

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Old friends, new way of life.

Andrea, Sally-Mae and Lyn bought a house to live in together. Photograph: Alicia Canter for the Guardian

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Mature City Co-Living

Maximising people’s privacy is a key differentiator and design objective when designing for later life co-living

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House share specialists Cohabitas win recognition

Cohabitas founders recognised

Three years after founding Cohabitas, co-founders are recognised for innovation in property.

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How to find the right flatmates

What makes a good flatmate?

Good flatmates are so important. When sharing a home, you need to find a flatmate (or housemates) who shares the…

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What is Co-housing?

Gill Chapman started looking into co-housing as she wanted to start a project. She wrote this useful summary about what co-housing can be which others may find useful.

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Flat sharing decision

Shared Lives: Why we decided to flatshare

Cohabitas asked two friends what led them to flat share and what are their tips for success.

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Rent a room in your home

You can earn up to £7,500 tax free under the UK government’s Rent a room scheme

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Would you open up your spare room for a lodger?

BBC radio Essex interview with Cohabitas co-founder Nick Henley.

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Promoted posts

Peach Co-living

LATER LIVING DONE DIFFERENTLY Welcome to Peach Co-Living: creative, luxury co-living for independent, single fifty-pluses in the heart of the…

Cosy Quarters

Creating Perfect Matches for Mature Renters Cosy Quarters is a forward thinking, modern alternative, to finding flatmates and housemates in…