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Let's Share Housing: Affordable Choice for Today
What is your vision of who and what positive experiences you would like to invite into your life? Who are you? What lights up your life? We know succesful shared housing matches start with sound communication beginning with YOU! That's why a thoughtful profile invites the world to come look, talk and start a good conversation with other shared housing explorers.
Keeping Communities Strong
At a grass roots level our communities thrive on engagement. We stay healthy and inspired to related to one another, by sharing a home. We have a say and a voice in what our lives 'feel' like, having the ability to be proactive more aspects of our lives.
Coming home, being at home, feels a lot more comfortable:
When someone leaves the light on, prepares a meal to share or helps reduce utility expenses with their household contribution.
Large homes occupied by a single long-time homeowner could easily be a thriving household. House-holders will ALL contribute their talents to the household!
It's a win-win for home-sharers..and our communities over all!
Shared housing is on the mind of everyone these days: Why? shared housing enhance lives and makes REAL sense in today's world!
Reduces Carbon Footprint.
Shared Housing: It's Green
Do you have spare rooms filled with 'things', not folks? Lets talk!
By using existing housing stock, share housing cuts down on urban sprawl. Four adults filling a home make the home more energy efficient, cutting down on energy consumption (And overall consumption. Rather than 4 adults owning and maintaining four lawnmowers at four different houses, home sharers benefit the environment by owning just one?)
Oh, the benefits! Ask us for more good reasons!
Utilities: Why waste energy?
How many of us are heating a whole house occupied by just one person. The cost of heating and cooling homes won't be decreasing anytime soon. Four people sharing heating and cooling costs would cut down on energy consumed overall. There are a lot of sustainable benefits!
Living alone can be isolating and is proven to affect overall well-being.
Sharing a home adds vitality, conversation and is life enhancing. Just ask Roger Anunsen of MindRamp! There are lots of healthy benefits, not to mention the security of having someone around in case of a mishap.
Tools for Exploring Shared Housing
Just exploring shared housing? Check out the resources TAB under GUIDES to find out if there are services for shared housing in your community. Don't worry if there aren't shared housing resources in your community. We can still help you discover some options that may work for you!
Shared housing is a grass roots movement gaining momentum nationwide.
Though we are primarily based in Portland Oregon, serving the metro Portland area, the site helps members nationwide find one another. We can offer advice to ANYONE, nationwide about shared housing. As a member it’s a do-it-yourself process, though our shared housing advocates can advise you along the way.
Lets Share Housing provides resources and links to other home sharing services nationwide.
We have participants who are either homeowners willing to share or seekers, looking to create vibrant communities through sharing. Just looking through the list should get you excited about the possibilities!
You can interact with others through our Facebook Group. While there feel free to post your need, share what you know, encourage and envision. Whether you are a home provider or seeker we welcome the chance to get to know you personally through the interview process.
It's an education thing.
No one knows if we don't talk about shared housing and ALL of the potential benefits! We encourage you to talk to your friends about shared housing.Let neighborhood associations know about Lets Share Housing. (We can speak to your group about shared housing.) Click the contact us link to send us a message or if you’d like to offer your shared housing expertise.
Who Shares Housing?
Throughout the country, folks who are hoping to Age in Place, Low income seniors, students, divorced persons, single-parents, folks in transition, etc. Shared housing scenarios are as varied as our members.
We've created a form that you can sit down to fill out, that will help you decide who and what would be a good fit for YOU. Finding a great fit may take a little time.
As a basic member, it's a Do-It-Yourself process but we can offer ideas to help you be successful.
As a basic member, you manage the shared housing process by doing your homework. We can offer tips, suggestions and help you as look for a good shared housing fit if you need a helping hand.
WE living in share housing so we know the pitfalls to avoid, things that can come up AND the benefits.
Need MORE Help?
We have LOTS of experience with shared housing and can pass our experience and suggestions for finding a space OR for readying a home that a provider is getting ready to share. Recommendations, education, getting the word out. We can help!
We offer a variety of service packages if you’d like us to do most of the legwork in finding a someone who is a compliment to your own housing situation. We have the tools and experience
Just like anything else, shared housing MAY NOT be a fit for Everyone!
Is shared housing right for you? You won't know until you give it some thought, talk with others in your community and explore the rewards of shared housing!