5 Key Benefits of Shared Housing
The Shelter of Each Other
It’s a win/win solution!
The first reaction many people have to the idea of shared housing is “I need my privacy.” And that’s the end of the discussion.
Forgive us, but it’s a knee-jerk response that misses some key benefits that accrue to people living in shared housing.
In a world in which housing is growing increasingly difficult to find and afford, this short course describes five aspects of shared housing that together make a case that with the right housemate(s) can improve the homesharer’s physical, emotional, and spiritual health.
In 5 Key Benefits of Shared Housing, we cover:
- The pain of housing cost burdens and how they are affecting almost everyone.
- The myth of independence and how we are wired for mutual interdependence .
- The hidden toll of going it alone and how housemates can lighten the load.
“I just treated myself to your intro course! It is terrific! It makes me want to continue on with you and take your 101 course!”
Why it is Free
We want more people to understand that shared housing is not a “less-than” solution but rather a “win/win.” This course is for potential home sharers and professionals who work with populations for whom shared housing could be a solution.
How It Works
The course has 7 recorded videos between 3 and 11 minutes long. The full length of the course is 35 minutes.
We have tried to make it as easy as possible for you to take this course. When you enroll you will immediately be logged into your account and land on the “My Account” page. You will also receive a password in email so that you can log in at another time. Click on the course title and you will be taken to the course page. From there you can click on a lesson to view that lesson. You do not have to take them in order.
When you complete the entire course you will receive a certificate in email.