Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

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Announcing the second edition of the Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates, the only in-depth resource available about how to conduct the housemate search process.

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Sharing Housing announces the publication of the second edition of Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates. A practical how-to guide, the book is full of information including:

  • The red flags to see when interviewing potential housemates.
  • Crucial questions to ask to help you determine whether you will be compatible when living together.
  • What agreements need to be made right away.
  • When to say, “It’s not a good fit.”

“Many people are afraid of living with the nightmare housemate,” says author, Annamarie Pluhar. “My book helps them realize that they can follow my proven six-step process and find a housemate with whom they are compatible. People who share housing save thousands of dollars a year, have company, get the kind of help those who live in families take for granted, and get the satisfaction of knowing that they are living sustainably.”

Testimonials for the book:

“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, author of "Eaarth"

“This book is incredibly helpful to anyone thinking of living with housemates. It reviews all the details you could possibly use when thinking of living with other adults at any phase of your life.” Jacqueline Olds MD, Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, Co-author of "The Lonely American: Drifting Apart in the 21st Century"

“Annamarie draws on an adult lifetime of experience with a diverse crew of housemates. She covers the bases in a book that is, all at the same time, clear, specific, insightful and humorous, with a light touch.” Karen M. Bush, Louise S. Machinist, Jean McQuillin, Co-authors of "My House Our House: Living Far Better for Far Less in a Cooperative Household"

The book can be purchased at A Kindle version is also available.

About Sharing Housing

Sharing Housing, is dedicated to those who are struggling with living alone, or who are suddenly alone, helping them to discover that having a “home mate” is an excellent option. Sharing Housing offers consulting, workshops and presentations to both individuals and professionals. Annamarie Pluhar, M.Div., founder, has been heard on numerous radio and television programs, including Word of Mouth, Nightside with Dan Rea, Books Over Breakfast on WCAX-TV and WGBY’s The Connecting Point.

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