PWF recently received a moving enquiry that opened up another aspect of communal housing. Hans writes saying:
“There have been lots [of PWF articles] on communal housing and that type of subject but nothing on ‘House Sharing’ and/or ‘Live In Care’.
It is not that I require Care, but seek assistance with the care of my wife who is suffering From Supra Nuclear Palsy (PSP), a dreadful disease that affects the motor neurons of the frontal brain lobes, but does not affect the mind which remains perception acute.
One regularly hears of single mothers or fathers unable to afford accommodation or house payments.
It seems such a waste to own a large house on over an acre of land slap bang in the middle of a rural town that possesses all the facilities and only 55 mins. from Melbourne.
By sharing I mean, part of the running costs of a house.
No rent, no bond payments just some assistance with care such as house maintenance, food preparation and normal conversation and alternative companionship with my wife for her mental well being. She has a Bachelor of Education degree and I am a Botanist with over 40 years of sustainable living experience and implementation including advanced Solar technology and Government contractual work.
When I started in the 60s, I was classified as a radical fool. My, how attitudes have changed, but regrettably only to a certain degree, particularly regarding political Will.
Just wondering about house sharing.”
Is The Local Exchange Trading Scheme (LETS) A Starting Point?
What you are offering sounds like an excellent sharing of human and physical resources and PWF is happy to participate in this type of sharing.
Any other suggestions from PWF readers?