Shared living Book

Author: Bonnie Moore

Learn how to start a  Golden Girls Home

Join the movement! Golden Girls living is taking off nationwide! Sharing your home and life with others provides the opportunity for laughter, companionship, and financial and emotional support as you go down that crooked path called life. Have an extra room? Would you like to find another woman or man to live with? Want to try it? There is nothing to lose and a lot to gain. Curious yet?

It’s a great idea for a group of mature adults to live together—men and women—and it’s called a “GOLDEN GIRLS HOME.”

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This book offers guidance on how to make your home attractive to roommates, questions to ask in an interview, how to handle pets, boyfriends, and other tricky situations, as well as hundreds of other tips about seniors sharing homes! Plus, it includes sample applications, leases, and other great resources.

If you’re considering starting a Golden Girls home, but not sure where to start—or are thinking about shared housing but aren’t quite sure if it’s for you—you must read this book!

This book draws on the experiences of shared housing expert Bonnie Moore—both in her own GOLDEN GIRLS HOME and those of the many members of Golden Girls Network.

“Shared Living is an important new possibility for mature women. The Golden Girls Network book contains many practical ideas and is a must read.”

— Marianne Kilkenny, author of Your Quest for Home: A Guidebook to Find the Ideal Community for Your Later Years

“Shared Living for mature adults is a critical addition to aging-in-place efforts. Golden Girls Network is making it happen.”

— Dr. Patrick Roden, creator of

“If you are considering sharing your home with roommates, you simply must read this book. As someone who has lived with roommates successfully for nearly eight years, Moore is well equipped to guide other women on the ins and outs of sharing a home.”

— Josephine Brown, Maryland homeowner and Golden Girls Network member

Home sharing for adults

Author: Annamarie Pluhar

Sharing Housing, A Guidebook to Finding and Keeping Good Housemates

Sharing Housing, A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates contains everything you need to know to find and keep good housemates. This book guides you from the initial idea — maybe I should have a housemate– to actually living with one. The step-by-step process helps you consider what you need to have in a housemate, where to advertise, how to conduct the housemate interviews and how to manage the daily living together.

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