Have you ever considered what you might be able to learn from someone born in to a different time? A time before the internet and phones, and in some rare cases, commercial vehicles. Because although time travel might be an option for your grandkids, you can today gain an invaluable insight in to life from someone with a far broader experience than your own.

A successful application to be a homesharer could have you, as a young adult just at the beginning of your career, paired up with someone that was a historian, a politician or opera singer. Perhaps one that has fought in wars, escaped persecution, rationed food and might just have a thing or two to teach you!

Older people are often more connected to nature and better at nurturing personal relationships. They are blessed with a macro perspective on life and can give you infinitely valuable advice and wisdom that you otherwise would not have been exposed to. Age in many instances is certainly an asset, rather than a liability.

Shacking up with someone from a different generation may not be something you ever considered as a possibility. Yet carefully matched homeshares are enormously successful, for both the homeowners and sharers, bringing an extensive list of benefits to both. This is why, in recent years, more and more young adults, mature students and professionals are seeing the value in signing up to the scheme.  As a Sharer you’ll be required to offer just ten hours of practical support around the house each week; running some errands and doing a bit of shopping or cooking, maybe some gardening or feeding and walking the dog as well as providing some basic daily companionship; where owners and sharers will have a chat, share a meal or perhaps watch the football or Eastenders. Crucially though as a sharer you are NOT a carer so no personal care of the homeowner is required or allowed.

In return you’ll have a clean, comfortable home in a convenient location to live in, which means an easy commute to work or college. You’re also afforded the opportunity to acquire new life skills and wisdom from your older companion, all for less than £200 per month (around £6 per day!).

The hectic hamster wheel of life in a big city for a young professional can be overwhelming and living with an older housemate may just bring a serenity to the pace of your life that you didn’t know you needed, as well as new life skills, knowledge and valuable pearls of wisdom.

If you, or someone you know, would like to find out more about becoming a homesharer and see if it is something that would work for you, please get in touch with us at Homeshare Living. We will be delighted to speak to you. 

020 3137 6421