Archive for August, 2013

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Home sharing program a win-win solution

Wednesday, August 28th, 2013

Finding the right housemate can be difficult at the best of times, but with a disability it can be even harder. But an ACT program is bringing disabled ’householders’ and some rent-saving tenants together in a win-win situation, which is changing lives. Peter Rosini, 37, loves karaoke, acting and socialising. But a few months into

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Renters return to sharing in face of soaring costs

Tuesday, August 27th, 2013

Large numbers of people are returning to flat-sharing after living alone or with a partner, new research has revealed. House share website SpareRoom.co.uk’s data shows that 51% of its users have turned back to sharing, while new flatsharer figures have risen 31% in the last two years. UK rents haven risen by 9.5% since 2010.

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Co-ops, collectives offer urban housing options

Monday, August 5th, 2013

Sharing meals, household chores and lives is becoming more commonplace for everyone from young adults to senior citizens. During the 1960s, this type of living arrangement was referred to as a commune and was embraced by hippies and free spirits on more of a whim. Today, it is known as collective or cohousing and those

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Shared housing: A step toward adulthood and away from crime

Thursday, August 1st, 2013

For Stephanie Sanches, 19, moving into shared housing for young people in the neighborhood of Lapa in the city of São Paulo brought with it a chance for her to earn her independence – and a dream to pursue a music career. “Here, we have to stand on our own two feet,” said Sanches, who

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