HomeShare International

What is homeshare?

Homesharing enables two unrelated people to share their lives for their mutual benefit. A homesharer provides support and companionship to a householder in exchange for free or low-cost accommodation. Homeshare can benefit many people with support or housing needs.

Who we are

Homeshare International supports a network of professionals worldwide who run homeshare programmes. Our aims are to encourage learning and good practice, foster new programmes and understand the impact of homesharing. We also raise awareness of what homeshare can offer as a solution to many of society’s needs. 

Homeshare programmes

There are Homeshare programmes in many countries from Canada to Korea, Austria to Australia. These programmes typically match older householders with young homesharers. Homesharing builds relationships, often between two generations, recognising that people who take part have needs and something to give.

Help us support Homeshare around the world

Homeshare International is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission of England and Wales number 1170332.

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Latest News

2024 World Homeshare Congress

Mark your calendars and plan to join us for the 2024 World Homeshare Congress in Trento, Italy.

Hosted by Associazione A.M.A.- project VIVO.CON, the Congress will begin on the afternoon of Thursday, September 5. There will be a Welcome Dinner / Birthday Party on Thursday evening celebrating Homeshare International’s 25th anniversary and VIVO.CON’s 15 years of service to the people of Trento. Congress sessions will continue through to the afternoon of September 7th.

The Planning Committee comprises members from both Italy and Homeshare International trustees: Chairs Zilma Lucia Velame and Régis de Kerautem, members Estelle de Saint-Bon, Giuliana Costa, Paolo Boccagni, Sibel Whitehead and Stefano Sarzi Sartori, with organization / logistical support by Marta Spanevello.

Congress sessions will be in both Italian and English.

HI in Conversation – November 2023

HI Network in Conversation…

Grab a coffee and join other members of the HI Network on November 21 to discuss dealing with media enquiries for Homeshare Programmes.

In San Franscisco

Front Porch - Home Match

“If I wasn’t able to take in a roommate like this, I’d have to leave this city — maybe go live with family in Los Angeles,” Allenby said. “And I don’t want to go there. I love San Francisco. This is my home, and this is how I stay here.”

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