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Old 05-26-2015, 03:51 AM
 
Location: Colorado Springs
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This is an interesting idea: Share the Golden Girl life Bankrate, Inc.

Have any of you tried this? Can it actually work?
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Old 05-26-2015, 06:13 AM
 
Location: Near a river
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There was a C-D thread on this a while back. You'd find lots of comments there.

I don't think I'd want to live with other women. Just too many areas (in living together) for risk. Maybe men, if they stay in their rooms and be quiet and mow the lawn and take out the trash.
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Old 05-26-2015, 08:36 AM
 
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Attitudes/rules that get in the way of Golden Girls-type housing arrangements in condos/HOAs

Co-housing in retirement. Anyone try this?

Boomers grouping in homes a la "Golden Girls"

Senior roomies?


Should help to answer some of your questions.
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:32 AM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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There was a C-D thread on this a while back. You'd find lots of comments there.

I don't think I'd want to live with other women. Just too many areas (in living together) for risk. Maybe men, if they stay in their rooms and be quiet and mow the lawn and take out the trash.
When I was much younger I had my share of room mates, male and female. Some of those were in assigned housing so, unless there were really bad personality clashes, etc., that's who we shared with. I never had any bad experiences but some partied too much. lol Nowadays, I have to say "No" to room mates. I value my privacy, peace and quiet way too much. One of my nephews called and asked if I would consider renting out my guest BR to his daughter. My other niece isn't living here anymore, thank goodness. I told him I would "think about it" but so far it's still "No". I really don't want to live with a 19 year old!
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Old 05-26-2015, 10:55 AM
 
Location: Orlando
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Since I was three years old, when my sister was born, there's hardly been any time when I've had a room of my own, let alone a home of my own. There's always been a sibling, or a roommate, or a husband, or one or more of my kids living with me.

My husband died in early 2014, and although I miss him terribly, I have to say I love living by myself. (Well, there's the cat, but I'm not counting her, as she's pretty quiet and undemanding.) i'm an introvert, and I enjoy my own company. I'd rather be in a studio apartment by myself than a large house with housemates.

I hope never to have to have a roommate or a housemate again.
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Old 05-26-2015, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Eastern Oregon
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I see the advantages of some type of communal housing for seniors...as an introvert I would have a hard time with roommates though. Perhaps senior type apartments would work for me, with shared common space for recreation and optional shared meals...
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:42 PM
 
Location: NC
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I loved it during college (sharing a house), and there are maybe a couple of people I've known over the years I could see trying it with in retirement, but generally I would not want to do this unless I had no other choice. You would think folks on a tight budget would try really hard to get along and make such an arrangement work, so they could have a nicer place to live, but I wouldn't count on it.
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Old 05-26-2015, 12:52 PM
 
Location: Salem,Oregon
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I too am someone who really needs a lot of alone time. I do like to be around others just not all the time. I have always lived alone and think it would be really hard on anyone to live with me, either as a roommate or spouse or... Even the cats think I'm hard to live with (when I don't feed them their meal of preference or let them go out). I think though the idea is good especially as you get older, it would be nice to have others around for support. That is one of the reasons why I chose a 55+ mobile home park. You have your privacy but others are close by if needed (and many of them thrive on knowing what everyone else is doing so they notice when they haven't seen you
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:09 PM
 
Location: too far from the sea
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I'm too set in my ways. It was bad enough having housemates a few times over the years and I would want one color curtains while they'd like another. Or wanting the LR arranged the way I want it so it's comfortable for ME. Memories of going to the fridge for your favorite food and someone took it.

Maybe a huge house cut up into little apartments, each with its own kitchen. I guess I could share a LR by now but not a kitchen. The people would already have to be good friends beforehand--no surprises once you move in.

Come to think of it, no. I can't picture it.
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Old 05-26-2015, 01:11 PM
 
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I could do it and plan on it.

I get along with almost everyone. I was in the military for years and am used to all kinds of living arrangements.
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