10 Benefits of Coconnecting & Co-sharing a Home
10 Benefits of Shared Living Space.
Whilst living in a shared living space may not be for everyone, co-living is on the rise. We have put together some of the benefits of a shared living space for you to consider.
- The most obvious benefits of co-sharing with other women at financial risk of homelessness are social. Whether you’re living with a handful of roommates or sharing a home with one other woman, it’s undeniably nice to have a friendly face to come home to at the end of a long day. Meals, films, exercising – they’re all a bit more fun with other people.
- If you’re lucky, you’ll become fast friends with your co-sharer – but don’t forget, you’ll also become connected to their friends, and friends of friends. With an ever-growing social network, you’ll never have trouble meeting new people or forging useful business connections.
- Not only is it more enjoyable, being part of a community – or simply living in a more social way – it is proven to make you healthier and live longer.
- Living in a co-sharing home can be a big money-saver, allowing you to split costs for things like food, utilities, household items and utensils.
- Sharing a home with another woman provides the opportunity to borrow what you don’t have – how many times have you found yourself desperate for a printer/stapler/hairdryer.
- Co-sharing provides you with more space and amenities than you would be able to afford alone. Often your co-sharing home will have a yard where you may grow veggies, your favourite flowers or just relax.
- Co-sharing means more people to lighten the burden of the necessary evils of life, e.g. cleaning, taking the bins out. You might even win the jackpot and find a housemate who doesn’t mind removing the odd spider from your room.
- With more people co-sharing a home, it is much less likely to get broken into, providing an additional level of safety.
- In many ways, co-sharing is a more sustainable way to live in terms of energy and resources. Living together, we can cut down on how many appliances we need to run, or items we end up buying (and later throwing away).
- In co-sharing your home becomes so much more than a place to rest your head at night you have more contact with the outside world, your finances improve and the isolation of being alone ends.