Archive for May, 2013

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Co-housing becoming the new norm in today’s economy

Thursday, May 16th, 2013

Let’s face it. The cost of living in the U.S. is expensive and isn’t getting any cheaper.  To save money and pool resources we found many people have found new creative ways to put a very nice roof over their heads. We aren’t talking about getting a roommate, renting a room or moving back home

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‘Share houses’ growing on purpose

Tuesday, May 14th, 2013

While the use of “share houses,” where people with no connections with each other live together, are on the rise in Japan, dwellings occupied by people with a common purpose are also drawing attention. In a quiet neighborhood in Setagaya Ward, Tokyo, nine computer programmers and university students live together in a “concept share house”

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Seniors share living space for financial and emotional reasons

Thursday, May 9th, 2013

Joyce Kane lives with two women who pay rent, don’t smoke and like her cats. Kane, a 64-year-old divorcee, has been sharing her central New Jersey home with strangers for 10 years and depends on them for both income and company. She is one of a growing number of seniors across the United States who

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Tacoma homesharing program helps homeless teens

Wednesday, May 1st, 2013

With nearly 3,000 young adults roaming the streets looking for a place to sleep, Tacoma’s homeless problem has become critical. “Shared Housing Services” formed in January to fight the problem. According to the organization, Pierce County is one of the only in the state without emergency or transitional housing for teens, escalating the situation. “They’re

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