Share Your Home
Many people find they have unused bedrooms and space. You might be an empty-nester or one whose previous workspace can be converted to a bedroom. You might have a walkout finished basement or an available attic loft. Put that space to good use. There are many benefits:
- Produce income to offset high property taxes.
- Conserve resources by sharing.
- Help provide needed workforce housing in the region.
- Obtain home, property or living assistance.
- Build community and reduce isolation.
- Live mindfully with less environmental impact.
What is usually shared?
A private bedroom and preferably a private bathroom are most often offered to the homeseeker. It is not necessary to have a private entrance. Spaces may be furnished or unfurnished. Storage, parking, kitchen supplies and closet space should be planned for. Common areas of living, kitchen, and yard should be discussed in the interviews.
What is required of a Homeowner?
Homeowners should own their home or have a mortgage record that indicates stability. If a homeseeker asks, the homeowner should be willing to undergo a criminal background check including a query of the National Sex Offender's Registry.
I'm interested in sharing my home
Due to the Covid -19 pandemic, HomeShare MWV-Gibson is not currently facilitating matches. Click here for sample interview questions, sample questions for references, a sample Living Together Agreement, information about applicable New Hampshire homeshare laws, and a sample lease if desired.
To get started...Considerations for the Home Owner
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