Looking For Housing to Share?
Most often, our home providers are looking to provide a private bedroom plus shared use of the common spaces in the home, like kitchen and living room. But sometimes home providers have an entire floor to offer, or a little apartment, or a duplex. Here is a partial listing of folks offering housing to share in Home Share Now's service area.
Please browse the listings and see if anything catches your eye. Keep in mind we get new enrollments every week and that this is not a complete list.
This 95-year young single female is looking to share two rooms in her Stowe home, preferably with a female, in exchange for companionship and help during the day and up to $100. She moved to Vermont when she was 5 years old, and worked and raised her children in Stowe. The home provider’s children live nearby, but with the home provider’s diminished visual acuity she needs daily help with reading things like a microwave dial. She comes from a musical family and likes country music. She would prefer that her home seeker not smoke or drink alcohol. She envisions her match to be a friendly, gentle, soft-spoken female in her 50s or 60s who would share an occasional meal and watch TV with her. References think a good match would be someone with a sense of humor, independent, who likes to cook and talk. The home provider used to enjoy playing cards.
Exceptionally nice space for a home seeker on second floor of contemporary house in residential neighborhood outside of Jeffersonville. Fully furnished large bedroom, private bathroom with shower, separate tub room, and 3rd floor observation room. Retired single woman works part time in after-school program. Not looking for services. She would like to share an occasional meal, go to the Farmer’s Market, or out to lunch occasionally with her HS. HP’s dog is very important to her and she is willing to consider a HS with a pet. Describes herself as intelligent, irreverent, nothing shocking her, having a sense of humor, and a mother/caregiver ‘go with the flow’ sensibility. She is interested in arts and crafts and enjoys music.
Large home to share in rural Wolcott. This intellectual, outdoorsy Home Provider is looking for $400- 500/month. Home provider enjoys canoeing, appreciates quiet, and loves to cook Indian and Middle Eastern foods. Ideal home sharer would be someone quiet, positive and friendly. Small dog and cat already living in home, no other pets please.
Share this Morrisville home with a man in his mid 70's looking for companionship, shared meals, some transportation, and a protective presence. Someone interested in joining him at church would be a bonus. Depending on services, any financial contribution to the home will be negotiated. The home is in a quiet neighborhood within walking distance to downtown. No pets and no smoking.
This couple in their 80's have been married for 65 years and they have a very nice, private, and partially furnished apartment to offer to the right person for $400/month which includes heat and hot water. The ideal match perhaps works part time, leaving enough time in the day to provide 10 - 12 hours of services per week to include assistance with laundry, a bit of companionship, and a few meals per week.
An affordable housing option in rural Corinth, VT to provide light oversight and companionship for an aging parent when her adult daughter is away. Largely able and fit late-80s-year-young woman has been living in her home alone, except when her daughter lives in the home about half the time when she’s off from work. She describes herself as being friendly, independent, and having a sense of humor. She enjoys reading, painting, crocheting & knitting, gardening, and playing cribbage and Yahtzee. She occasionally goes out to lunch with friends, and when she’s home does crossword puzzles, Sudoku, reads magazines, watches TV and the news. References say a perfect match would be a patient, flexible older person with a sense of humor. Home seeker would be freer to do things away from the house when her daughter’s in town for several days in a row.
Room in home in Orange, furnished/or unfurnished private room in cape home near East Barre. You're welcome to bring your own bed and furniture. Owners have a home in New York State and spend much of their time there. Asking $400 a month for rent and keeping an eye on the home when their out of state. Responsible for snow, lawn and garbage chores and some pet care. Owners enjoy walks, traveling, herbalism,art and their pets. They currently have 3 small dogs and two cats. No additional animals please.
Late 50's woman renting room and private 1/2 bath in spacious farmhouse set in rolling hills of West Brookfield. Asking $600 and 1/2 the utilities. She stays busy with work and farm animals, including a dog, alpacas, sheep, goats and chickens. She enjoys the fiber arts: harvesting and spinning her own wool, dyeing, spinning and knitting. She describes herself as resilient, generous, kind and communicative and enjoys a place which is neat and clean and has an easygoing atmosphere.
Home provider with vision to create permaculture farm hopes to find someone who can help carry out this goal. Home provider is there part-time along with 1 dog, 3 cats, and 2 horses. Asking $500 + for rent.
Rent Free room in small, cozy home, only 20 minutes to downtown Barre. Home Provider looking for services in exchange for rent, including shoveling, protective presence, cooking, pellet stove duties, and errands. Chemical and scent free home and no pets.
Home provider in Bradford looking to open home to someone who is open minded, easy going and sociable. Home provider is hoping to find someone willing to help out with outdoor chores and heavy lifting when needed. The beautiful home is also shared with 2 dogs, another dog may be considered. $500/mth includes wifi and great garden space!
Compassionate, independent, animal lover looking to share her home. Quiet home down a dirt road in Braintree. Home Provider is looking for some help with wood/snow chores and an extra hand with house projects. Asking $425/mth depending on services. Home seeker must be an animal lover without any pets of thier own. Carpentry skills a plus!
Private room & full private kitchen available in home in Montpelier. Asking $550/month, and possible services including garden help, walking companion, snow shoveling and sharing occasional meals. Home is peaceful and quite. Home Provider, who is in her early 60s, enjoys knitting, netflix, birdwatching and spending time with family and grandchildren who live very close by.
Fit and positive 84-year young single male is looking to share his home with someone, ideally a mature male who could be a friend. Supportive family members live nearby, and home provider enjoys weekly activities including going to the Senior Center, dinners out, going for rides, and playing on his keyboard. At home he likes to watch TV and the news, do puzzles and crossword puzzles, and sing and play music. He describes himself as being talkative and having a sense of humor and wouldn’t mind a similar type of person to share his Cabot home. References describe him as being happy, upbeat, very musical, easy to get along with, liking to talk playfully, and good with kids. He would want the person sharing his rural home to be part of the household and have some level of a social relationship with them including sharing an occasional meal. Asking $250/month and services, primarily companionship and also some light snow chores, light housekeeping, and some help around the house.
In Barre, Vermont, a high-functioning 42-year old male living with Down’s Syndrome is seeking a roommate to share his three-bedroom apartment. He lives independently and is supported by family, a case manager, and self-management service providers. He is primarily looking for someone to share the cost of the apartment, ideally for many years. While he sees the relationship as largely being roommates, and he is open to sharing/preparing an occasional meal and activities. He spends evenings on the computer and goes to bed around 10:00 pm. He does not smoke or drink alcohol and is clear about not wanting drinking alcohol or smoking of any kind in the apartment. A home seeker paying $600 a month would have the option of one of two open bedrooms with the possibility of using the extra room for additional personal space. This home provider describes himself as being quiet, neat, friendly, having a sense of humor and liking animals. His references say he likes to kid around, likes his space and computer, and is responsible.
Unique Plainfield, VT home share involves care for elderly home provider that is coordinated via email through a daughter who lives in an adjoining county. A separate 2 room cabin with a bathroom and a small sleeping loft with a financial contribution of $250 is provided in exchange for companionship. Home seeker must see themselves as a member of the team who will fill a gap in care/companionship coverage four nights a week. That presence will provide some respite for a primary caregiver who lives in the home with the home owner. Home seeker would live in and be responsible for a separate four room cabin behind the main house, and be available the four scheduled evenings a week in the main house until the home provider goes to bed. No health or personal care needed. Rural farmhouse setting has outdoor farm animals as well as personal pets inside the house. Being patient, sensitive, companionable, and being content to watch TV with the home provider in the evening are key elements for a male or female home seeker willing to work with and communicate through the team. Non-smoking house.
This home provider grew up on Long Island and has lived in VT since 1975. She wants to share her home with a single woman who has a car, and who won’t have a lot of visitors. The provider likes her privacy. Her Christian faith is important to her. Her daughter and granddaughter visit on occasion. She’s willing to consider a home seeker with one cat only. She likes to read, watch Christian TV or the Waltons, and spends time on her computer. She is neat and clean and quiet and doesn’t like clutter. She is asking $350 / month with no services.
Older female is looking for a mature, active and educated home seeker with vibrant interests who has a certain energy to share her rural home, who can drive her to card games, plus shopping in town, and appointments. She is offering a large furnished room and shared first floor in a beautiful, uncluttered home 10.5 miles from Montpelier for a financial contribution of up to $100 a month. The room has sliding glass doors overlooking woods, and has TV and separate temperature controls. Home provider wants to be active doing things like kayaking and gardening. There is space to garden on the ten-and-a-half-acre lot. She is open to shared meals, and would like her HS to have some shared interests such as reading and discussing current events. She describes herself as being reserved, quiet, having a sense of humor and easy-going. She values her time alone and wouldn’t want a talkative, obtrusive person living with her.
Mid-50s Home Provider in Moretown has bedroom and private bath for rent in exchange for $650 / month and some utilities. Home is 5 miles to I-89 and up a dirt road with steep drive, so AWD car is a must for winter. As an upside to the steep driveway, the home has incredible mountain views. Kitchen and laundry are shared. Friendly, busy home provider, 2 children, and 2 small dogs. Children are teenage and live there part-time. She is described by her friends as sweet, thoughtful, organized and positive. Cat or dogs would be okay. This home provider wants to live cooperatively, sharing general household chores and upkeep.
Home Provider in Middlesex has two sets of two small rooms to offer. Each Home Seeker would get their own two adjoining rooms, access to shared bathroom with tub and common areas and kitchen facilities. Rooms are $500 and $600. Home Provider has a three-year old, so Home Seeker(s) must be kid-friendly! Two cats and a dog are already in residence, no more pets please. Home Provider is a vegetarian, so no meat in the home would be preferable.
Room in rural home in Marshfield offered for $500 / month. Share home with couple in late 60s/early 70s. Homeowners enjoy reading, the NY Times and cooking. Shared meals on occasion would be nice. 4-wheel drive vehicle necessary for steep driveway. Smoking outdoors or in garage only. Cats OK, no dogs please.
Late-70s active male looking to provide bedroom in historic Montpelier home in exchange for services and a flexible rent for the right person. Services needed are primarily cooking and companionship. Great location within easy walking distance downtown, with huge yard, apple trees, gardening space, well-kept home, woodstove and garage parking.
Soft spoken, nature loving late-60s woman seeking a home share person to share her cabin in the woods in the mountains of Rochester. She is hoping for someone who can provide some companionship, help with cooking, and occasional transportation which would equal about 5 hours of services per week. She also needs $200 rent. This home offers lots of light and trees to view out every window; a private bedroom with closet, and a private bath, except for shared shower. Plenty of cozy space to enjoy throughout the cabin. This home provider is described as caring and compassionate, loving, free-spirited and very bright and honest.
Early 30’s male with live-in caregiver has bedroom and private bathroom to offer. 12 hours / week in exchange for rent. Services include household chores, transportation, companionship. Black lab lives in home, another mellow dog considered.
Room for rent in White River Junction in exchange for either $300 / month in summer and $400 / month in winter OR $50-$75 / month only and help around the house including: cleaning, shared cooking, bringing in pellets, handy work, lawn work and companionship. Home Provider is in her mid-60s, her favorite hobby is knitting, and she's passionate about it!
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