What Does Shared Housing Mean?


Shared Housing is a negotiated agreement between adults about how they will live under the same roof.

People share housing in:

  • Cities
  • Suburbs
  • Out in the country

They share:

  • Ranch Houses
  • Townhouses
  • Apartments
  • Condominiums
  • Flats

There are as many variations as there are people, types of homes, and locations.

Shared Housing is for adults of any age and all circumstances:

  • Graduate Students
  • Retirees
  • Working People
  • Empty-Nesters
  • Single Parents
  • Business Professionals

Home-mates can be of the same generation or of different generations.

They might be the same or different in terms of:

  • Gender
  • Class
  • Nationality
  • Sexual Orientation
  • Race
  • Life Circumstances

The variations are infinite!


Sources: Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

Contributors: Annamarie Pluhar

Recommended Books: Sharing Housing: A Guide for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates