What You’ll Learn in this Episode about Home Sharing as an Empty Nester:
- Why home sharing is a viable option for many in empty nesters in midlife.
- How to learn more about home sharing as an empty nester.
- What the advantages are to home sharing (it’s more than just income!).
- How to determine if home sharing is a good option for you.
- What the barriers are to home sharing in midlife.
- How even knowing that home sharing is an option in the future can help you with midlife plans.
Welcome to another episode of the Women in the Middle podcast!
Curious about planning ahead for pre-retirement, retirement or just midlife in general as an empty nester? You might just be sitting in and on a gold mine.
My guest today is Dorothy Mazeau, Founder of Golden HomeSharing Connections and its online database, Golden Girls Canada. If you’re like me, you probably remember the TV show the Golden Girls. What a fun idea it was to live with your cool girlfriends. Well, it turns out that home sharing is a viable, affordable and do-able option, especially as an empty nester in midlife and beyond.
Drawing on more than 20 years of living in shared homes, Dorothy wanted to help others learn how this way of living can add years to your life and life to your years. A long-time community advocate, former architect and practicing realtor, Dorothy has blended her skills and talents to create an encore business for herself in a way that makes a profound difference for all.
Home sharing is a viable, affordable and enjoyable way to live. Whether you’re an empty nester with some empty rooms in your house or ready to co-purchase with some trusted friends, home sharing is a way to gain companionship and help around the house, cut expenses and know someone has your back in an emergency.
There’s a huge need for affordable housing as we age and there’s also a huge resource that is rarely considered, and that’s home sharing.
Dorothy has also followed her passion; launching this business was a natural extension of what she loved thinking about, which is helping communities thrive. You’re going to love learning about this interesting possibility for how to use your home differently now or in the future.
Don’t miss this interview!
Contact Dorothy Mazeau:
- Golden Girls Canada: www.goldengirlscanada.ca
- Upcoming workshops at Golden Girls Canada: https://goldenhomesharingconnections.ca/product-category/events/
- Book: Sharing Housing: A Guidebook for Finding and Keeping Good Housemates by Annamarie Pluhar
(link on Golden Girls Canada: https://goldenhomesharingconnections.ca/publications/)
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