Homesharing is provided by only one agency as far as we are aware – SOlink – but this covers the whole of the country.
SOlink is a foundation in the Netherlands, founded in the summer of 2009, that matches 50-plus people with students. The older person who has room available is linked with a student who wants to rent a room for his or her period of study.
SOlink was set up because many older people feel lonely and many students are in need of accommodation, since there is a shortage of available rooms. Both problems can be solved by placing these people together. Matches are made carefully based on personality, wishes etc.
A Dutch experiment
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