Sharing Housing 101
Learn How to Find a Compatible Housemate
Whom you live with is such a personal choice! How do you know if someone is going to be your best housemate ever? Or a nightmare you wish you’d never met? We have a path for you to follow. It starts with you. Sharing Housing 101 provides a map to help you find the good one and say no to the bad one.
You can do it yourself.
Really. But you can’t simply start reading house share ads and calling people up. You need to do some preparation and you need a process to follow with clear stages and steps. The steps make it easier to stop the process when you see a red flag that means you won’t be happy living with that person. It will make it easier to say “yes” to someone who might not immediately seem like a good fit but in fact doesn’t set up any red flags. This course does not offer legal advice (We aren’t lawyers) or offer a template for a lease. We are focused on having it be a good relationship that doesn’t require legal papers to support it. What this course does do is help you say “yes” to a good housemate and “no” to someone who doesn’t fit. You’ll develop confidence in your own ability to discern the difference. Bad housemate experiences always come from ineffective, inefficient or non-existent selection processes. You can learn the process.
You can find your own housemate (or two).
You need a road map.
Sharing Housing 101 will teach you our proven process for finding and selecting a person you can live with. In ten short videos, (3-6 minutes apiece) you will learn how to clarify your requirements, put together an announcement about what you are looking for, and follow a sequence of steps to learn if there is a fit between you and the potential housemate. The course includes downloadable worksheets and transcripts.
This course is unique, there’s nothing like it on the web or in real life. What is it worth? We’re asking you to pay from your heart. It’s an investment in your comfort and peace of mind. It’s an investment that will pay off the very first month you are living with a compatible housemate and for months and years afterwards.
The course covers these topics:
- The secret to starting out on the right foot and how this crucial step is often overlooked.The five steps where you can say “no” and how to recognize them.
- The seven elements of a compatible home share and how to use them in interviewing a potential housemate.
- The four principles for living well with others and why they replace lists of rules.
- The secret to attracting a housemate who is a good fit for you.
It’s possible that you aren’t ready right now to jump into shared housing. Taking the course is one way to explore the idea and understand what actions would actually be required when you are ready. Having a road map may help you figure out when you want to take action.
As a senior who’s embarking on an adventure to find and live with a compatible home-mate, I needed all the help I can get. [The class] guided us through the complex process of finding the right someone to share with and then learning to live with them. The course is well-thought out and provided a proven framework for finding a home mate. It inspired confidence and motivation for me to start the process.
After taking your class last spring I went into searching for a new home-mate much more confident. A friend referred someone they knew who needed to move ASAP. We spoke multiple times and I asked all the targeted questions already knowing what I was looking for in a home-mate. She was different than what I thought I might gravitate towards, but no red flags and I listened to my gut.
I’m thrilled to share that she’s been a very amazing roommate!
She’s about fifteen years older than me, but young spirit. We find ourselves chit chatting about our lessons in life, astrology, experiences of divorce and how to get back into dating over glasses of wine or cooking on the weekends. We already introduced ourselves to each other’s good friends. Some adjustment pains, as expected, but we are communicating and open. So, all in all a success so far!!
How It Works
Worried about how to take an online course? We’ve tried to make it as easy as we can. When you buy the course you will immediately be taken to a page called “My Account.” On that page you will see Sharing Housing 101. Click on the link and it will bring you to all the lessons of the course.
Here is what the course page looks like.
As you complete a lesson, the white circle will fill and your progress will show on your My Account page.
What it is worth to you. Seriously. We are asking you to “pay from the heart.”
What’s the right price for this course? We don’t know. The course is unique. There’s nothing like it available anywhere on the web or in person. That would make it very valuable. On the other hand many people start considering shared housing because they are feeling so pinched by their economic reality.
We are asking you to pay what you feel is a fair price for you. Please check in with your heart, consider how you use your income. This is a genuine offer. So much of what we do at Sharing Housing is driven by a sense of mission and ministry.
We want you to be able to take the course.
That said we are not offering Sharing Housing 101 for free. We also need to pay our bills. We think that somewhere between $55 and $80 is appropriate. But we don’t want you to not take the course if you can’t do that. We are putting a bottom limit at $25. And if you can’t afford that please be in touch.
So please, pay what it is worth to you and what signifies a commitment from you to show up and do the work to make it the best learning experience you can.
When you have completed the course you will receive a certificate and a digital copy of a “Cheat Sheet” to remind you of the process you’ve learned.
Your learning is really important to us. Sharing Housing 101 is designed for you to understand the dimensions of sharing housing and equip yourself to venture into new territory. If after you have taken the first two lessons, in the first 14 days after your purchase, you decide it’s not what you were expecting, we’ll be happy to refund your investment.