Houseshare is fast becoming a popular option among people who are looking for a place to live. Houseshare basically refers to properties or houses that feature rooms that are rented out. Although housemates or flatmates usually have their own rooms, other areas of the house are considered communal, such as the kitchen, dining area and lounge. Houseshare is now a common option for people who are living in large UK cities, such as Liverpool or London. House shares in Chelmsford, Manchester and Leeds are also becoming more popular.


Types of Houseshare


Housesharing can fall under several categories. One of the most common types of housesharing is the Monday-to-Friday share. This type of flatsharing is for people whose offices or workplaces are too far from their homes. If you find yourself commuting to work for two hours every morning then you should definitely consider housesharing. Sharing a house is generally a better choice than choosing to stay in a hotel or renting a motel room. Staying in a hotel during the entire work week can add up to a large expense. On the other hand, renting a cheaper motel room can be lonely for many. Sharing a house is not only a cost-effective option, but it also allows you to enjoy the comforts of home and the company of your flatmates.


Speaking of home comforts, there is now an increasing number of families who are now welcoming lodgers to their houses. Many of these families have elder children who have already left home, thus leaving the house with plenty of space to spare. In order to utilize the extra space and make extra income  at the same time, the parents choose to rent out the spare rooms to lodgers.


Student houseshare is also very common. These houses or properties are located near universities and colleges and are rented out by students who live too far away from school.


Benefits of Houseshare


One of the most obvious and most important benefit of housesharing is the fact that it helps reduce your accommodation expenses. Not only do you get to pay lower rent but you also save money on bills like water, electricity, internet and phone.


Aside from its financial benefits, housesharing also allows you to live closer to your workplace or school. This eliminates the need to travel back and forth every day just to go to class or work. Not only does this save you time and effort, but also eliminates the cost of regularly commuting. Many people also choose a houseshare option for social reasons. Aside from sharing a property, housemates or flatmates usually socialize with each other on a daily basis. This can be comforting if you tend to look for someone to talk to or unwind with after a hard day at work. If you're new to the city, then having flatmates can also be an advantage. They can help you become more familiar with the area and may even take the time to show you around.