Advanced search

single parent houseshare

(362 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.

calypsorose Sat 26-Jan-13 17:31:24


I have just joined this site and am very much interested in a houseshare. I am a professional black single parent with an 11 month old who sleeps through the night. I am due to shortly go back to work. I like the idea of mutual support, share of childcare etc and also a playmate for my daughter. .

I am flexible as to area, but somewhere nice with a garden would be ideal.

If you are looking for a housemate, please feel free to contact me on


FlakeyTwinkle Thu 31-Jan-13 15:59:07

Hi Supercooperduper,

Happy to meet up - email me at x

Cupquake Fri 22-Feb-13 11:35:55

Saw this thread. Selling the marital home and so seeing how to afford a place with my young son who's 7.
Wonder anyone from North London (haringey) looking/thinking of house share?

Yanasmith Thu 07-Mar-13 03:20:46

I am currently renting a flat in central london. As it is expensive to live here i am looking for someone who either wants to rent a flat together or has a room they wish to rent out. I am a single parent with a 2 year old daughter.
I need to find something within the next month.
contact me at

Iheartpasties Thu 07-Mar-13 03:48:59

I'm so curious if anyone has managed to find flat/houseshares via this thread!??

Aruamom Thu 07-Mar-13 07:37:14

I am a single mom with DS (3) and 2 cats and looking for a houseshare with another single parent in an area with good schools. Ideally someplace with a garden and easy commute into london. Please PM me/reply on here if you are interested.

Episode Fri 08-Mar-13 16:51:02

I have a spare room to let to a single parent in South West London. I have DS's 2 (nearly 3) and 4! They are both good sleepers and although quite very active very sociable and well behaved boys. I am a young professional in my mid 20's and work full time. We are clean and a bit too tidy and I'm looking for someone to share the tenancy with to reduce costs and share the burden (both ways) on single parenthood. I'm pretty relaxed and enjoy socialising and parties. Please send me a PM if your interested.... (I'm really sorry but no pets! My youngest has allergy issues

itjamhs Sun 10-Mar-13 10:50:02

Hi, "Episode"
I PM you, let me know if you are interested

M00MINMAMMA Tue 19-Mar-13 08:10:42

Hi there,

I am a professional single mum with a really lovely six-year-old boy. I've found an amazing house in Wandsworth which is in a really nice area, close to good schools, shops and transport. It's a six-bed and has a 130' garden and even off-street parking!

I'm looking for another parent and child who would be interested in sharing and then having one room for an au pair or another sharer? It would be a great way to save money and live in a nice area too. Don't let the amount of rent put you off, we can negotiate and work out which rooms we're having etc and see if we can work something out. If you're interested pm me!

cooper44 Tue 19-Mar-13 22:09:54

Hi M00MINMAMMA I don't know why I am even looking on this thread - am just being nosey - but that is a stunning house. The garden is heaven.

MoelFammau Wed 20-Mar-13 01:41:45


I'm a 35 year old single mother to my 22mo daughter. I live and work on Glasgow and am sick of living in a small, cramped flat!

Is there anyone out there (ideally into Scrabble, 'green living' and is dog friendly) who'd be up for sharing a bigger place, hopefully with outdoor space or next to a park? I make my own bread if that sways you!


Nickynoname Wed 27-Mar-13 13:41:44

I'm a single mother with a daughter in secondary school (KS3/4). I'd like to team up with a mother with a daughter of a similar age to find a house to share in Twickenham/Hampton.

MiniPenguinMaker Sat 06-Apr-13 12:15:15

This is such a brilliant idea.

I've actually moved back in with my parents and will be renting out our former house, but this thread has given me hope that I could move back in a year or two and share with another single mum. I have a [mortgage on a] beautiful house with four bedrooms and a big garden in a village with a great primary school, and with another single mum it would actually be quite affordable. And I like the idea of being able to share meals and conversation, and perhaps do some reciprocal childcare.

Would anyone be happy to share their experiences of how a single-parent house share has worked? (good or bad or simply advice for how to set this up in the best possible way!)

miidi1 Sat 06-Apr-13 22:33:45

hi if you want a lodger or company pls get in touch. am a single mum with a 4 month old daughter who will like a house share.

lolathemagnificent Mon 08-Apr-13 12:09:37

What a great thread! I think this is a really fantastic idea.

Where abouts in Glasgow are you moel?
I'm 27 and my DS turned 2 last weekgrin I moved 40miles away from Glasgow when DS was born to be close to family and avoid the city prices but I still work in the Southside 3 days a week and would love to move back as I love Glasgow. A houseshare would be an excellent way to cut costs and my very sociable DS would adore another little one around (as would I!) I also bake bread smile and love baking/cooking

chikichiki Sat 13-Apr-13 19:08:56


I am a 34 year single mum with an 11 year old girl moving to UK on the 1st of September from Helsinki Finland. We are Finns but I am of African descent and my daughter is mixed. I am interested in a flat or house share with a single mum or family with a similar aged daughter. This will be the 1st time in UK for my daughter, but I have been there frequently over the years, even did some postgrad studies at Oxford. I work as a social worker in Helsinki. We are starting over and I expect the move to be hard on my daughter, different school systems, language etc. She is very well behaved, a bit reserved and loves nature.

We are 2 clean, social girls, but also appreciate some quiet time.
Preferably ensuite and walking distance to school, shops, rail etc. I am not looking to buying a car unless I really have to. I am interested in good areas in Hertfordshire and Kent. Something spacious, modern, with double glazing and wooden floors. Heating would be nice. I am from Finland but hate the cold!smile

Thank you and if anyone is interested, please email me at

MoelFammau Sun 14-Apr-13 17:06:54

Southside, Lola.

Though am now thinking we're about to move to London in August. So anyone wanting a flatmate who is tidy, friendly and into fresh bread and proper tea, with a 2yo daughter, please PM me!

A garden would be AMAZING but being near a park would be fine. I have a lovely, calm muppet of a dog, she's 9 (and being assessed to be a Therapet, she's really a good girl). But she COULD stay with friends if that proved a real problem.


puddingfest Thu 18-Apr-13 23:26:34

Hi everyone, I posted a few months ago about a house share, but haven't really been focusing on it, so here I am again, with renewed vigour to get this sorted in the next couple of months. I'm in a difficult situation at home and really need to move asap.

My just-13-year-old daughter goes to Graveney School in Furzedown, Wandsworth, and ideally I'd be looking for somewhere within spitting distance, so Balham, Tooting, Streatham etc.

I'm a 42-year-old mum and work full time, and my daughter spends equal time at her dad's (week on/week off). The home situation is not with her father, by the way...

I'd thought my budget wasn't exactly miniscule - though it appears to be in rental terms (!) - but it would be nice to share somewhere nice with another mum in the same boat.

If anyone is interested, please email me on

Thanks in advance, and fingers crossed.

Vic30 Sun 05-May-13 13:59:12

Hello to Moominmama!
Are you still looking for someone to share your house with? I'm a 30 year old single mother of my son, who is 7. I work as a sports coach in a school.
I can't manage to see the pictures of the house via the link so not sure what the rent is but do message me if you are still looking as I would be really interested.
Thanks !

JM2012a Mon 06-May-13 22:16:40

Hello there
I have a 3 bedroom house in Hackney that I'm looking to house share. I have a 7 year old girl and 3 year old boy and looking for a Single parent to share the whole house. At the moment, my boy co sleeps with me (I know, I know) but happy for my girl to share her room with another girl and the Mum would then have her own room. There's 2 reception rooms, dining room, nice kitchen, 100 foot garden and a den with Cinema. Rent would be £1500 each including bills.
PM me if you are interested.

Tre33 Fri 10-May-13 11:41:55

Hi, I'm a 33 year old single Mum with sociable, funny and beautiful 4 year old boy looking to house share with another single parent family. Mums or Dads welcome! Want to stay in or around the Ascot/Sunninghill/Sunningdale/Bagshot area where son currently goes to school. Happy to buddy up and find a new place or move into an existing family home. I work part time at local schools. Very tidy and organised, lots of creative hobbies and interests such as guitar playing, cooking (was professional head chef), writing, and we both love to draw! Looking for someone friendly and sociable willing to share a bit of babysitting so we can both go out in the evening occasionally and pursue interests. Looking to share the cost of living so we can afford a place with a garden, maybe some pets one day, companionship and playmate/s for my son! Only just come across this single parent house share idea and I think it's brilliant! Opens things up a great deal for us single parents. Any takers? smile

GiniG Mon 13-May-13 11:49:57

Hi Lauree,

I saw your advertisement on a couple of single parent sights. I was wondering if the room was still available and what your expectations were for someone to come and live with you (i.e) the set up initially and then moving forward to live as a network for each other in regards day to day aspects etc. I am a 42 year old woman I am originally from Scotland lived in London since 89. I have a lovely lovely 4 year old boy who is very friendly and outgoing, we would be interested to live with one other parent. At the moment we are living with 3 other parents in a detached house in southeast London. We are finding it a bit of a squeeze. I am a student at present but I am able to pay all my bills etc. If this is still available could you please let me know and we could maybe meet to see how we both feel. However if you have found a house mate then I wish you all the best. You may have done but there were so many posts I did not read them all. I look forward to your response. Kindest Regards. GiniG

GiniG Mon 13-May-13 11:56:01

I have to step in here and say that your benefits are worked out on the basis of contract if you have a single contract you are given the money to pay for your rent as long as it falls on what is awarded for the given area you want to move and if you are sharing a tenancy as a group then the contract would have all your names and you would get your 25% share of the rent covered again falling in line with what is awarded for that area you choose to live. As far as your personal benefits are concerned they should not be affected unless you are living with a partner who is funding you. If you live with someone who is living financially independent of you then your money is theirs and yours is yours. If you are unsure call your local benefits office and or go on line and get all the information that you are looking for.

GiniG Mon 13-May-13 11:58:24

sorry I say 25% on the basis that you are sharing with 4 people. If you are sharing with 3 or less or more then its worked on on that percentage. If you percentage of the rent is more than they will award for that area then you would have to pay extra. The will not award you 100% that is awarded in that area if your rent is less they will award you what your rent is.
Hope that makes sense.

FannyFifer Mon 13-May-13 12:12:03

Not a single parent, but this is a bloody brilliant idea for a thread.

Good luck to everyone looking for house shares. grin

Join the discussion

Registering is free, easy, and means you can join in the discussion, watch threads, get discounts, win prizes and lots more.

Register now »

Already registered? Log in with: