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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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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What makes a good flatmate?

When sharing a home in a flat share or house share, then finding the right flatmates (or housemates) is one of…

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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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The real-life Golden Girls

Three friends pooled their resources to by one house to live together in a co-housing arrangement

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Lodger agreements can be used instead of tenancy agreements

Live-in Landlord Lodger Agreements – What do you need?

If you are considering renting out a room then you will need to decide what sort of tenancy agreement to have.

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Promoted posts

Peach Co-living

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

Cosy Quarters

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