Archive for September, 2013

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Collaborative Housing Aims To Build Housing For The Sharing Economy

Thursday, September 26th, 2013

The sharing economy has made it possible for people to extract new value from peer-to-peer rentals of their homes, cars and other items. But what if the products themselves were designed and built specifically for the sharing economy instead of re-purposed and “hacked” to make them sharable? That’s the idea with Collaborative Housing Group LLC, a

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Shared housing: A look at real-life ‘Golden Girls’

Monday, September 9th, 2013

In the ’80s America fell in love with Blanche, Dorothy, Rose and Sophia — characters from the NBC comedy “The Golden Girls.” The sitcom about four older women living together in a Miami house ran for seven seasons. And their model of living — elderly folks sharing a house — is growing in popularity. Alternatives

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Age UK Oxfordshire explores possible Homeshare scheme for elderly and young students

Monday, September 9th, 2013

Age UK Oxfordshire is surveying older people in the Oxford area to gather opinions about a homecare scheme which could see older people matched with younger students looking for accommodation. The intergenerational scheme will identify older people who are willing to offer their spare room to a younger student in exchange for low levels of

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