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Home Share International Announces New Website

Posted: December 15, 2017

Homesharing enables two unrelated people to share a home and their lives for their mutual benefit. There are now Homeshare programs in 14 countries from Canada to Korea, Austria to Australia. These programs typically match older householders with young homesharers.

Homesharing builds relationships, often between two generations, recognizing that people who take part have needs and something to give. Companionship and mutual support are at the heart of homesharing – not financial gain.

Anyone can arrange a live-in companion for themselves, but the organization’s focus is on professionally-run homeshare programs which skilfully ‘match’ the two people involved. Supported by a homeshare program coordinator, a householder with a spare room offers free or low-cost accommodation to another person in exchange for an agreed level of support.

The new Homeshare International website features an updated list of programs worldwide along with books, papers, videos and links to useful websites for all who are interested in homesharing, either as a professional provider or as a participant.