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Cohabitas is the leading house share website for the over 40's and over 50s:

Website stats:

  • One million views, doubling every year.
  • Over 50,000 registered users
  • 68% of our users are between the ages of 45 and 64.
  • 57% female users
  • About the people you share with, not just the rooms and properties

Cohabitas users are:

  • Home owners with a spare room to rent
  • Lead tenants looking for a new housemate
  • Long-term house sharers looking for a new home, often after the landlord moves.
  • 'Life changers' often coming from another country to start a new life. Typically over 50 and empty nesters, divorced and now free to explore.
  • Professionals aged 35-54 needing a place to stay in the city for 2-3 nights a week only, returning to their out-of-city home.
  • Recently divorced or separated people needing a short-term place to stay and deciding how to reorganise life.

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 help people find a good match.

Please take time to look at our research below, compiled over the last 6 years, 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 18,000 over 40s interested in house sharing, consisting of approx. 3,000 live-in landlords and15,000 housemates.

Best aspect - users tips for sharing. See our research post pandemic.

Cohabitas - house-sharing advice and services - 100 x 100

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 40 years old group (minimum registration age 35) 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 (57%) 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.

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

Cohabitas analysis of Marital status and Living arrangemenes among 40-65 year old adults in the UK (Based on ONS data)

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

Interview with Rose, a mature landlady