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Take Your Time: A happy home isn’t created in a day

Probably the worst way to use our service
is to rush through it.

Take the time to learn, to get all of your questions or concerns answered, to take a good look at yourself through each step. After all, sharing a home means sharing your life to at least some degree. Make sure you feel some confidence that this is the right kind of housing for you.

Having said that, I also need to warn you about “analysis paralysis”. This happens when we over-think something to the point that we simply never make a choice or decision. And therefore, we never solve the problem.

And you came to this website to solve a problem, right?

What problem are you trying to solve?

Maybe your problem is your rental costs are so high there’s nothing left over for fun. Or you are going further and further into debt each month just to keep a roof over your head.

Perhaps you find it lonely to live alone. Or you are worried about being alone with no one to help you if you fall or get sick.

Keep the problems that brought you to our website in mind as you work through our process. Know that the end result (happily living together with compatible homemates in an affordable home) will solve your problems………….if you take your time and do it right.

Start by learning…..

Check out our step-by-step process to get an overview of what we do. Then read our getting started articles to learn how to prepare for your journey into shared living.

Start to picture it…..

Take the time to imagine it. What would it be like for you to share meals with others, share a kitchen, perhaps share a bathroom? What are the pros and cons for you? Would you like to share your personal activities with others or not? How much time would you want to spend with your homemates?

As you go about your daily activities, start to picture what your day might be like living with homemates. Think about your best case scenarios and your deal breakers. For instance, would you want to live with someone who smokes cigarettes or cannabis? How about alcohol use? What personality traits would you want your homemates to have?

There is no right way to share a home…..

Keep in mind that some members will be interested in a high level of interaction with their homemates; others will prefer less interaction. Some potential homemates will be a good fit for you and others won’t. No matter what your preferences are, there will surely be others with the same ones.

We will support you through the whole process.
Click HERE to learn more about becoming a member.

 

One reply on “Take Your Time: A happy home isn’t created in a day”

Having lived with several roommates over the last few years I do know that I want a say in sharing a household. I do not want a dictatorship!