HomeShare International

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. 

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.

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.

Latest News

Home Share Oregon leads the way…

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In just two short years since starting their work, Home Share Oregon has over 900 registered Home Providers. They are also working on legislative changes to make homesharing more affordable for the providers. House Bill 3032 has successfully made it out of the Committee of Housing and Homelessness and into the Joint Committee on Tax Expenditures. Other States are following this with interest. We hope it will be emulated far and wide!

Homeshare Happenings

Carol spent decades teaching in Vermont. Katie was moving to Vermont to take a teaching position at UVM. They found each other through HomeShare Vermont last summer. Carol feels like she’s gained another daughter…one who can take care of her cat when she travels to visit her four children. Katie now has an unofficial tour guide of Vermont and a wonderful place to live while she’s teaching here. Read their story in Homeshare Vermont’s February Newsletter

HI in Conversation – April 2023

Join HI in Conversation in April 2023 to learn about Economic savings for the Irish Government through Homesharing; A study by Executive MBA students from Trinity College Dublin’s School of Business in Ireland.

Be the first to learn the results of the Executive MBA project at Trinity Business School, Trinity College, Dublin.

Executive MBA students at Trinity Business School, Trinity College will be completing their research project at the end of March and will share their findings with us. Two sessions are offered to accommodate different time zones: 5 April 2023 at 15:00 UTC and 12 April at 7:00 UTC.

These Conversations will be open to anyone interested in and supportive of the Homeshare concept.

Sally Bird – new HI Administrator

The Homeshare International Board is delighted to announce the contracting of Sally Bird to provide support members of the Homeshare Network and Homeshare programmes around the world. Sally will be working on a part-time basis and may be contacted by email at

Welcome, Sally!

HI in Conversation – January 2023

Join HI in Conversation at 19:00 UTC on 30 January 2023 to learn about Matching Essentials. The conversation will be led by Sibel Whitehead and Zaira De Novellis of Supportmatch Homeshare with case studies, discussion and opportunity for questions.

This HI Network in Conversation session is open to 2022 and 2023 HI Network members.
We anticipate offering this session again later in the year for those who cannot attend now.

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