A fun assignment recently, to take a look at the prevalance of room-mating as the housing crunch continues unabated.
There’s no doubt that the phenomenon of sharing is on the upswing in many high-priced cities. I remember reading a story from London that said the big dream for young people there was not their own apartment, but just their own bathroom.
I had noted in other stories I’ve done recently how many millennial couples I’d come across who were sharing an apartment or a house with a third person. But, for this story, I stumbled across an even more extreme example of the room-mate phenemonon: two professional couples, each with a young one, sharing a four-bedroom house.
That was along with people in their 30s, 40s, and 50s taking to the room-mate life, finding benefits not just in the money-saving, but also the extra company, the sense of security, and the expanded set of friends.
My story here. (Makes me wonder if any of will get to live alone until we hit the old-age home.)