With Boomers rounding the corner on their “Golden Years” and so many not financially prepared, how do we invent a lifestyle that is both affordable and engaging? Whether devastated by the recession or just plain failed to save, the result is the same. Millions of Boomers don’t have enough money to make ends meet and the options look bleak; work ‘til I drop…maybe, but live with my kids… never!
But wait a minute here…try thinking outside the box. How about the idea of pooling resources and sharing your life with others by matching yourself with compatible housemates? That way each party lives for a fraction of the cost and can actually afford to think about retirement. What might be possible if those housemates actually thought of themselves as community and elected to age together and support one another as a lifestyle choice? Welcome to a new model for aging! Let’s Share Housing is a tool for matching homeowners with compatible housemates or the opportunity to meet other home seekers interested in renting a place together.
Let’s Share Housing: A New Approach to the Sharing Economy
Now I realize this idea flies in the face of the “American Dream”, you know the one… where everyone has their own home, their own car and their own lawn mower? The one that keeps you on the treadmill of work, work, work, so that when you do finally have a day off all you do is recuperate so you can go back to work again? How about taking life easier NOW, by sharing? Wow, what a concept!
So what might the benefits be? How about that trip of a lifetime you’ve been dying to take but could never get away… well now you can! Or what about all those leisure activities you would just love to do but never have the time…well, now you do! Maybe you are passionate about volunteering or have some great idea that you’ve always wanted to develop into a little business of your own. Let’s Share may be your answer!
How about having folks to socialize with right where you live? And who says you have to live with other Boomers? Maybe you’d prefer having some younger or older folks around to share your life with! The possibilities are limited only by your imagination.
Shared housing offers us the opportunity to be proactive and create our own futures. You can group yourselves any way you choose…artists, musicians, organic gardeners, etc. etc. Maybe you don’t like to cook so your dream is to live with someone who does! If you like lots of alone time how about finding someone who still works full time so you could have the house to yourself all day? What do you want…what would make your life more enjoyable and less stressful? Be creative; let your imagination run wild!
Want to know more? Come join us for a Meetup here in Portland OR. You can find us at Meetup.com/Lets-Share-Housing/. We will be launching our website within the next few months and you can sign up on our landing page right now at LetsShareHousing.com to receive an email alert when we launch.
Hey there…happy sharing and cheers to a new way of life! Live better together…