Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

Overview

Finding the right housemate can feel like a gamble and incredibly risky. Annamarie Pluhar's book, Sharing Housing, reduces the risk by guiding the reader with a practical process, insights and tips.

This book takes the reader from the initial idea, "Maybe I should have a housemate" to actually living with one. The author draws on her twenty-plus years of experience in living with "former strangers," to present a clear process that will enable the reader to find the right ...

See more details below
Paperback
$14.13
BN.com price
(Save 14%)$16.50 List Price
Other sellers (Paperback)
  • All (4) from $13.19   
  • New (3) from $13.19   
  • Used (1) from $14.15   
Sending request ...

Overview

Finding the right housemate can feel like a gamble and incredibly risky. Annamarie Pluhar's book, Sharing Housing, reduces the risk by guiding the reader with a practical process, insights and tips.

This book takes the reader from the initial idea, "Maybe I should have a housemate" to actually living with one. The author draws on her twenty-plus years of experience in living with "former strangers," to present a clear process that will enable the reader to find the right housemate. Within the pages the reader will find: how to eliminate inappropriate people quickly and safely; how to write an ad; how to negotiate the details of living together; and what kind of background checks and references are helpful. The book continues with chapters on actually living together what to expect and how to manage.

It's an easy-to-follow readable guide with stories and interviews. Worksheets for each step are included. The book contains a special chapter for single parents considering sharing housing.

This book is an essential for anyone looking to have a housemate -from temporary short-term housing to long-term committed intentional communities.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

Bill McKibben
For the past sixty years, Americans have concentrated on building bigger houses farther apart from each other. It s been environmentally ruinous, and it s made us kind of lonely. Here s a good practical antidote! Bill McKibben,
Annette Leahy Maggitti
I think this book will become a must have in the years ahead as people want to or are forced to find ways to conserve resources, space, and emotional energy!
Jacqueline Olds, MD
This book is incredibly helpful to anyone thinking of living with housemates. It makes clear what works. Pluhar has the experience to make her teaching points in a completely practical and gentle way. She has taken a topic, which has great relevance in our world where sharing will have to become more usual, and made it lucid and readable. Bravo on a job well done!
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780991010400
  • Publisher: Homemate Publishing
  • Publication date: 6/1/2011
  • Pages: 146
  • Sales rank: 712,510
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.31 (d)

Meet the Author

Annamarie Pluhar is a consultant with expertise in group dynamics, interpersonal relations, and instructional design. Living in shared housing for over 20 years, she has developed a practical process for selecting and keeping good housemates. Her blog, www.sharinghousing.com, a companion to this book, contains commentary, additional tools and discussion options for home sharers everywhere. She lives in Dummerston, Vermont with one two-legged and two four-legged housemates.
Read More Show Less

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
Preface
Introduction: Do You Want to Share Housing?
GETTING READY
Initial Decisions—The Householder
Initial Decisions—The Home Seeker
How Do You Want to Live?
FINDING GOOD HOUSEMATES
Finding Each Other
Getting the Word Out
Contact and Interviews
Checking References
Pets
Children
KEEPING GOOD HOUSEMATES
Moving In and The First Week
Daily Living, Sharing the Home
Guidelines for Happy Households
Managing Conflicts
When It Isn't Working
Moving Out
Conclusion
RESOURCES
Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously
Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews
  • Anonymous

    Posted March 2, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

  • Anonymous

    Posted March 31, 2012

    No text was provided for this review.

Sort by: Showing all of 2 Customer Reviews

If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
Why is this product inappropriate?
Comments (optional)