The Sharing Housing Workbook is designed to take you through each step of finding and living in a good shared home. Our workbook helps you organize your needs and wants to make you sure you are totally prepared to live with a housemate. The workbook also serves as a notebook for your housemate search and to log your process as you work towards living better with housemates. At Sharing Housing Inc. we know finding a good housemate can seem complicated and difficult, our structured workbook can give you the support you need on your shared housing journey!
A Companion Piece
Our workbook was made in companion with Sharing Housing; A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Shared Housing, our complete resource for home seekers and householders who want to live better in shared housing. Annamarie Pluhar, the author of the guidebook and founder of Sharing Housing Inc., has been living with housemates for decades and teaching and advocating for shared housing since 2013. The workbook helps you follow the process for finding a housemate explained in our guidebook.
What’s In the Workbook
Each chapter of our guidebook contains worksheets and exercises to help you find a keep a good housemate. The Workbook contains all the worksheets from the guidebook and many more, in a bigger size that makes it easy to use. The workbook is divided up into four sections:
- Getting Ready: This section contains worksheets to help you understand your own individual needs and prepare you to find a housemate that will work for you.
- Finding a Housemate: Use this section to organize your housemate search and make sure you follow a thorough selection process that will find the best housemate for you.
- Keeping Good Housemates: After you’ve found a housemate you can use this section to help manage housemate conflict and build a good home together.
- Special Considerations: We made this section to help organize the specific needs of living with Children and Pets.
Each of these sections contains multiple worksheets to help you do the work of finding and living in shared housing, as well as explanations on how to best use the worksheets.