Who wants to share my large house with me?
20 September 2019 at 10:06 pm #30545
OK, I got the former marital home and it’s got a lot of space to spare. I put the available bedrooms up on sparerooms and had numerous enquiries from potential lodgers, but was thinking along some new lines today and would welcome your comments.
Given it’s a nice family home, it would be a shame to use it as a HMO (multiple occupancy) rather than as a family home. I’ve got only half a family here – me and one child. So a good fit would be another half family – a mum with one or two children.
I’m not looking for any romantic relationship but for an arrangement of convenience where there are two adults in the house to share work like cooking (I’m a good cook)
Bad idea? Why? What problems do you see?
Good idea? How do I go about finding this other half family?
Thanks in advance for your feedback / suggestions.20 September 2019 at 11:01 pm #30548
Hello – I live in London not Essex – but for what it’s worth I think it’s a great idea and something I would love to do myself!
Sarah21 September 2019 at 2:41 pm #30555
Think it is not a bad idea…but would your child not find it a bit strange having strangers living in the house. And how safe is it letting strangers live in your house with a child in it. Could you not just sell up and you both move to something a bit smaller?21 September 2019 at 4:42 pm #30557
I think it’s a great idea, and potentially safer having another family in the house.
I would’ve thought maybe get in touch with the gingerbread group nearest to you and see if there’s anyone looking for somewhere?22 September 2019 at 6:53 am #30564
Wish you lived closer to me, would suit me perfectly. So would imagine there will be people near you it would also suit.
Advertise with costs on local Facebook groups? Library/Children’s Centre information boards?22 September 2019 at 1:05 pm #30574
Some great suggestions so far, thank you folk. Library / Children’s Centres is particularly interesting, those never occurred to me.
Saddad, I appreciate some children would be uncomfortable having a stranger around. Mine would be 100% fine. Safety: Big concern. I’ve got a full DBS as I work in a school, but I’d need to do some background checks on the other party (and they might want to do some checks on me). Selling my house is not an option.
myname, unfortunately there is no Gingerbread group nearby. Apparently, there’s a new group starting in Basildon.
Hello – I live in London not Essex
Elizabeth101 (and Missy21), that’s where you went wrong! This part of Essex is lovely, you should consider moving. 😉22 September 2019 at 8:55 pm #30579
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If my eldest hadn’t just started secondary I would! 😂22 September 2019 at 10:28 pm #30582
If your sure you kid would be OK about it and selling is not an option then go for it but not sure where you would find another half family. Maybe check out and see if there is any single parent meet up groups near you.22 September 2019 at 11:56 pm #30586
Wow, that wasn’t what I expected when I put your quote into inverted commas…! Apologies for the ginormous wink emoji it copied & enlarged! 😂30 September 2019 at 5:12 pm #30965
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I speak a bit of HTML and CSS. We should have a chat sometime! 🙂1 October 2019 at 9:26 pm #31016