single parent houseshare(334 Posts)
I'm a single mum (40 something) with a six year old boy in central London. I'm a professional woman working four days a week, living in central London. I'd like to find another single parent to share with... and help each other out with the ups and downs of parenting.
contact me if you think you might be interested.
I am trying to put together a parent house-share with other single parents or couples with children for an end of August move.
We would need two bedrooms, our family consists of myself, a full time working mum and two really cool children aged 9 and 13.
Ideally we are looking to move to Greenwich, but this would certainly be up for discussion as I would consider other nice areas too!
It just seems to make sense to pull our resources together and live in a far more spacious property. I would just like to find a few like-minded parents who enjoy a glass of wine in the evening and would like for their children to have some playmates.
Please do get in touch if your interested, I’d love to hear from you!
I am 26 yr old, with a 2 yr old boy, and i am looking for a room in North London to move by the end of next month.
The problem is that I can afford a studio flat bc too expensive, the landlords who let properties do not accept tenants with kids, and the estate agencies do not accept people wishing to apply for housing benefit, and I just do not know what to do...
If you have a spare room, or you know someone who may have one, and you are not discriminating against children, can you message me please? many many thanks
Its great to see how many people are considering sharing. We are an established single parent house share in south London currently looking for a new member to join our home.
The specs are
huge very bright top floor with en suite bathroom, skylights and french windows looking out onto our garden. Housemates are two creative professional mothers and two boys.
generous open plan kitchen, dining and living space, utility room, two gardens, free and easy parking. Only 10 to 15 min walk to rail and tube.
Do get in contact via private message if you would like to know more. Thanks.
Hello all! My husband and I are looking to form a sort of commune style parent houseshare near central London. We both work full time and would love to be able to share our evenings, and some wine, with a few like minded parents. We have a two year old son who would also love some company and a large garden to run around in! Please don't be shy about getting in touch if interested! We are looking to move around late July and ideally would like to have a group formed by late June. Thanks!
Looking again... this time seriously... For single parents house share Greater London North side, Berkshire or Hertfordshire! Please get in touch!
I have the possibility of 2 rooms free in my home in Hackney E8.
Share with a single mum (40 something) and boy (11 and a bit). and cat.
Big house. good location for schools and transport. small garden, but near London fields and the lido.
message me if you're interested
hi all, im looking for a single parent to share a flat/house in chessington or new malden. i have a two year old beautiful little boy and work full time as a programmer x
Of course you can as long as you feel comfortable with that.
I have a 3 yr old son,I'm 37 looking for another single parent to house share.I live in Edgware, NW London let me know if interested.
I am 39, single mum and I live with my 10 years old son. We are looking for a single parent with a kid, similar age to share the house with after the end of March. Our location is North London, very close to Turnpike Lane station. We could share the rent £750 per each. It includes all the bills except gas and electricity that we will share too. If interested, please contact me.
I've been asked if I'd reconsider the the rent. Yes I would . I am prepared to shave £100pcm off of the rent if you rent the double bedroom instead of the master bedroom. The revised advert would then read:
Single working mum looking for another single working parent or single person to share a lovely big 4 bedroom house and garden in Palmers Green (Southgate/Winchmore Hill borders) in North London. From mid-March onwards. The house and dimensions really must be seen to be appreciated.
Palmers Green is well connected transport wise. It's a ten minute walk to Palmers Green overground which takes you to Moorgate or Finsbury Park on the Victoria line, where you can also pick up the Piccadilly line. Good bus routes. Community wise, it's fabulous. Good schools, parks, cafés, restaurants, shopping centre...You're also near Southgate and Winchmore Hill with its lovely cafés/shops. And a 20 min car ride from Muswell Hill and Crouch End.
At home, you would have a large double bedroom (with the option of your child in a single room next door). You would also have your own large living room as, while co-habiting is fantastic, it's healthy to have our own space. That said, this isn't set in stone. If we get on like a house on fire we could return the other living room back to the gorgeous dining room it is!
Like me, you'll keep the home clean/tidy, not be adverse to household chores if we don't have a cleaner and enjoy no-drama, relaxed, happy living. Experience has taught me that drama queens - of both sexes - and those with an aversion to household rules need not apply. Home is a sanctuary so ideally I'm looking for someone similar minded to complement a relaxed home life.
Your share of the rent would be £875pcm exc bills. With bills inc it would be £1150pcm all in. You would need to be in full time employment and be able to pay your share of one month's rental deposit (£875) to the Landlord. References and a credit check by the Landlord would also be required.
If you're interested in discussing the possibilities further, I'd love to hear from you
Ok. Yet ANOTHER amendment to my above amendment. This is what happens when I read things very early in the morning.... The deposit you require would be £1000. The rent per month is £2000. The original deposit was one month in advance. Therefore, one if one half of my tenancy is leaving and he will be taking his half of his deposit, it's £1000. Any future sharer would need to pay the £1000 deposit.
In a nutshell, my original post still stands! X
Glassfull2608, thank you for pointing out my mistake re deposit. My current sharer is moving out and will be taking just half the deposit with him that the landlord has - so it's £500 deposit you'd need to bring, not the full amount. Sorry people! Didn't think that one through properly x
Did you finally find someone to share with? We might be interested but will not know until 13/2 as we are waiting to hear if my boy has been successful at Dulwich College.
A quick update to my post. It's been brought to my attention that it may appear restrictive - not the intention. Age range is preferable - not set in stone. I suggested those ages with my son in mind, of course, but I'm open to other possibilities if it feels right. Also, if being tidy and low key at home seems restrictive - again I can only apologise. However, I think they're important points to put out from the get go - as are agreeing house rules. I've learnt that no mutually agreed rules can lead to a unhappy, frustrated home, which is the last thing you want
Ive just registered so new to all this. I am a full-time working mum with a 10 year old boy in prep school. As a single parent it's a huge struggle to juggle so many things so it can get quite lonely at times. Is there any other parent out there in a similar position who likes the idea of house-share. I can almost picture sharing the childcare while heading off to a local yoga class!
I'm a single mum, 40 years old with a 5 yo son. Looking for another mature, responsible single parent with one child, preferably a boy between 5 and 8yo, to share a lovely big 4 bedroom house and garden in Palmers Green (Southgate/Winchmore Hill borders). From March onwards. The house really must be seen to be appreciated.
You would have a triple master bedroom, with your child in a single room next door. You would also have your own large living room as while I'd love to co-habit, I also think it healthy to have our own space. That said, this isn't set in stone. If we get on like a house on fire we could return the room back to the gorgeous dining room it is!
You should know now that I'm a stickler for tidiness (some would say bordering on OCD haha), pulling one's weight re household chores and no-drama, quiet living. Drama queens - of both sexes - and those with an aversion to household rules need not apply. Same applies to anyone with an 'open house' policy of friends over all the time. I'm a naturally private individual so ideally I'm looking for someone similar to compliment a peaceful, low-key home life.
I'm not fussed about sharing bottles of wine but the offer of occasional babysitting would be a bonus. Obviously this would be reciprocated .
You would need to be in full time employment and be able to pay approx £1250 per month inclusive and come with references, pass a credit check and be able to pay one month's rent in advance to the Landlord (£1000).
If you're interested in discussing the possibilities further, I'd love to hear from you
Im looking for a sharing accommodation. My son is 8 and he is very friendly. I have shared accommodation with a single mums before and went very well, I think they get best quality of life. Please contact me if anyone interested or have any room to rent.
Hi my names jo I am a 29 year old woman with a 8 year old boy I am looking to rent with another single parent preferably with a boy as my son gets on really well with other children boys have more in common with each other Im looking to rent in south east london area please let me know if you would like to meet and look at some places together.
Can I get your opinion pls?
I live in a two bed house- both double sized bedrooms.
Do you think it would be strange for my 7yr old son an I to share a room and have another parent an child in the other sharing?
I'm in herts( just off m25) and think it will be a great idea come spring of 2015 but not sure the set up would appeal?! Any opinions anyone?
I am a single mum of two I have a little girl and boy at 4 and 1. I have just recently separated from my husband And would be interested in sharing accommodation with another single parent in the London area for this summer coming 2015, I currently live in n.ireland at the moment. Any advice on what way housing benefits and all benefits would work with regards to child care etc. I know I get help with child but would this change if I lived with someone else? would appreciate some advice thanks
I am a 24 year old single mum of one 4 year girl who is at nursery. I am at Uni and looking to house share in Glasgow.
Looking for another single mum with a child so we can share babysitting duties for both of us to work.
I'm a single dad and very recently separated from my wife, I am still living in the family home in with my eldest son as we have not long moved from Hampshire to york to further my wife's career and I have no where else to go.
I have been the stay at home parent and am currently unemployed but seeking full time work.
Once I have a job I would be really interested in sharing a house with another parent to give a better home for my three kids when they stay.
I am intending to seek 50/50 custody of the three of them the eldest boy who is 9 and boy girl 2 and a half year old twins.
I have not really done the sums yet but if you think this is something that could work for you in the York area, ideally in the south east of the city then please message me and we can discuss further.
Thanks for reading
My name is Sophie i am 33 and I am a chef, i hâve a son, we are French and live in London since a couple of years,I have the project to open my own restaurant on the seaside. So to relies my project I need to save money and like to rent two room in a family house for £700-800 per month or my son can share the room of another boy of the house.it s quite urgent as we need to move in the 31st of October. So please if you are,interested don't hesitate to leave a msg or give me call ASAP.
Many thanks to you,
Hope to hear from you.
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