A: This is agreed upon beforehand with the Homeowner. In exchange for sharing a room in the home, you are expected to give about 10 hours of time each week to help the Homeowner with practical tasks. This may include cooking, light cleaning, shopping, running errands, DIY, pet care, gardening, etc. Homeowners tend to look for someone who can give them a sense of security at night as well as some companionship. Depending on their tastes this may involve watching TV together, computer assistance or perhaps making a trip to the shops, the park or even the theatre. You are not expected or permitted to give any personal care.