Sharing is now a way of life. This is a fact. You can car share on your way to work, share music via Spotify and movies through legal streaming websites. Even companies are sharing their assets – just think of AirBnB and Uber.
It’s no different in the housing market. Yes, you might want to own your own home in the future, but sharing now is a more flexible, social and affordable option. You can move around the country much more easily when the next big job opportunity arises, you can try out different locations before deciding when to settle down, and you can save for a deposit much sooner.
Living in an all-inclusive house share also enables you to meet new people, make new friends and avoid the hassle of having to lug furniture from one rented property to the next.
And it’s not just for students. Professional sharing is now commonplace even among people in their 30s and 40s.
So it’s cool to share because it’s:
- More affordable
- Easier to save