single parent houseshare

(343 Posts)
Lauree Mon 12-Apr-10 15:08:19

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.

elenuta Sat 21-Nov-15 18:42:21

Hi there, I am a single mother to be (due next year in may) looking for a studio flat in west London possibly, however other locations will be taken into consideration.
Hope someone can help smile


mariaandrickie Tue 11-Aug-15 10:39:07

did you finally find a mummy to share a place?
I am a 43 single mummy of a boy of 3, professional engineer, working from home- internet, looking to move closer to London. I am in central London for three weeks, if you still look for a mum to share, please let me know, we can meet for an afternoon tea, that would be great!
Best of Lucky anyway,
Maria & Riccardo

Moogajoo Sat 18-Jul-15 10:34:12


31 year old single mother looking for a flatshare commutable to paddington station. I have a 10 month old sociable and easy going baby. Ideally would like to move to Herne hill/Camberwell area or around Rotherhithe/Canada water. Looking to relocation in August. Please contact me If you have anything available or are interested.


brarker Tue 14-Jul-15 23:31:15

Hi - I'm a 39 year old newly single mum looking for a house share with another parent in East London. I have a 3 year old son who is very chilled and happy - as is his mother, usually!

I just want to share costs and benefit from a better property, as well as support and playmate benefits.

Get in touch if you'd like to chat. I am full time self employed and my son will be with me half the time.


dlc11 Thu 25-Jun-15 13:25:33

I am a single mum with a nearly 11 year old boy and 2 cats smile I work the school hours. I am looking for another parent to share a house and help each other out. Ideally within 5-10 miles radious of Windsor.

niarah79 Tue 09-Jun-15 11:38:26

Hi I am a professional working single mum (35yrs old) working 5 days a week with a 12yr old son in Milton Keynes. I'd also like to find another single parent to share with... and also help each other out with the ups and downs of parenting.

If Anyone is living in the same area and is interested please let me know smile

mztee1980 Sun 07-Jun-15 21:19:55

I am also in Bromley and would be looking for somewhere around this area. I am a single mother and have an 11 year old son.

FishWithABicycle Sun 07-Jun-15 20:34:12

I think it's brilliant that so many people do this. Previous posters - if you posted a while back it would be great to pop back and let us know whether you found someone and any do/don't tips.

Poohbear2 Sun 07-Jun-15 20:19:45

I am also considering houseshare for my 2 boys n myself in around bromley for start of September.

LeahClare2015 Mon 01-Jun-15 11:25:14

Hi all

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!


peppielillyan Sat 23-May-15 12:52:30

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

boxingHelena Wed 06-May-15 21:39:00

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.

keb302 Sat 25-Apr-15 15:55:46

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!


Rosiej75 Tue 31-Mar-15 18:11:35

Looking again... this time seriously... For single parents house share Greater London North side, Berkshire or Hertfordshire! Please get in touch!

lorrikeet Tue 24-Mar-15 11:27:24

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

absiin Tue 17-Mar-15 09:49:14

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

Khazimla11 Sat 07-Mar-15 23:04:51

Hi Blakey,

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.

Thank you

jewls111 Mon 09-Feb-15 15:40:10

Hello all,
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.

SoThisIsForty Sun 25-Jan-15 12:51:39

I've been asked if I'd reconsider the the rent. Yes I would smile. 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 smile

SoThisIsForty Wed 21-Jan-15 07:58:17

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

SoThisIsForty Wed 21-Jan-15 07:08:00

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

Glassfull2608 Wed 21-Jan-15 06:57:45

Hi there,
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.

SoThisIsForty Tue 20-Jan-15 14:54:16

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 smile

Glassfull2608 Tue 20-Jan-15 07:59:05

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!

SoThisIsForty Tue 20-Jan-15 00:16:09

Hi there
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 smile.

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 smile

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