Have you thought about sharing a home with other likeminded women. Increasingly, female boomers – both bosom buddies and strangers – are moving in together as a way to save money and form a community.
Conditions are ripe to make home sharing an option for many women. Money may be the incentive to get over the fear of “me? live with a stranger?” But it’s also having someone say, ‘How was your day?’ and having a social connection that feeds the soul.
Few could deny that there are emotional and physical benefits from friendship and social engagement – and research supports this. In a home share, the residents can also split household chores, feel safer with more people around them, and remove the feeling of isolation.
Welcome to Women Sharing a Home. A site created as a result of discussions at various women’s meet-ups and many women’s round table coffee meetings discussing issues in regard to single women, initially on the Gold Coast in Queensland.
After some research the accommodation issue for Single women over 50 was seen to be an issue all over Australia. What we discovered is that there are many women who, for whatever reason, divorce, husband passing, separation …. have found themselves alone in a large 3+ bedroom house. We have also discovered that there are a great number of women, for whatever reason, have found themselves single and looking for affordable accommodation.
The objective of Women Sharing a Home is to bring these two groups together. Women who have found themselves alone with rooms to spare who would like to rent out one or more rooms to like minded women who are looking for company and accommodation.
There are many sites out there that are designed for Share Accommodation but they seem to be challenging and confusing in their services and costs, which are not always what they seem, and these sites are not related specifically for women over 50.
Sharing a home with like-minded independent women of a similar age means you should be able to live an active and healthy life that offers safety, security and peace of mind at an affordable price. Hopefully you will be part of a home that enhances the choice of living independently, with the comfort of company.
This is not a retirement home or a boarding house. You will have your own room and freedom to live how you wish, subject to the owners rules or a homesharing agreement that is designed to ensure that sharing with other likeminded women, creating friendships and feeling comfortable and safe is what all the women living in the home are looking for.