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Cohabitas is the leading house share website for the over 40's and over 50s, with 75% of our users being between the ages of 45 and 64.

We have over 11,000 visitors each month (June 2022) and our visitors are 57% women, with home owners making up 20% of users and private renters (housemates) aged over 40 the rest. Most owners are live-in landlords and therefore looking for a housemate, not just a tenant.

Most people share for financial reasons, but 57% appreciate the social value as well. Our recent calculation of what you can save through house or flat sharing shows 30-40% savings per person.

We would be happy to assist journalists in understanding the need for a mature house shares and how we assist them in finding a good match.

Please take time to look at our research below, compiled over the last 5 years and then if you have a question, feel free to email us on

Treasured housemates found in lockdown

A large and growing community

Each month we reach over 11,000 over 40s interested in house sharing, consisting of approx. 3,000 live-in landlords and 8,000 housemates.

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House Share Community

60% women

65% aged between 45 and 64

20% home owners, with 80% private renters

Introducing Cohabitas

Cohabitas takes a more mature attitude to house sharing. Our community are like-minded, fiendly, over 35 years old group (minimum registration age) and are full of life, sharing tips and advice about house sharing.

Although the majority of our users are looking for cost savings by sharing, a significant majority (55%) also consider social reasons for sharing to be important.

As such, our users appreciate the importance of finding the right people to live with, not just finding a place to live.

Users are home owners with a spare room to rent out, mature professionals looking for a room near their work, and many other people who have shared for a long time, as well as many who now appreciate the benefits of sharing a home with others rather than living alone.

See our key research reports:

Cohabitas Report: Attitudes to house sharing among mature adults (2017)

Cohabitas Housemate Preferences Report (COVID edition) - related to working from home ad social mixing

Cohabitas Housemate Preference Report (post Covid) - related to what people understand now about successful sharing - with tips for house sharing

There is also more content in our House Sharing research section.

Also see these interviews about why people house share over 50:

Grown up house share

A dream come true

Why Val preferes to flatshare