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So you’re interested in a home share in central Vermont?

1. Click Enroll Now

2. Tell us your story

Once we receive your enrollment form, we will schedule an interview. We interview home providers at their home. Home seeker interviews generally take place at the Home Share Now offices.

3. Matchmaking

After Home Share Now has completed a series of background and reference checks, participants are now ready to be matched based on personal preferences such as pets, location, and services offered and/or provided. When we think we’ve found you a match, we’ll contact you to schedule an introduction.

4. Introductions

Introductions take place at the home of the potential home provider.  Home Share Now will facilitate the introduction and ask questions that will inform everyone involved. Some participants only need one introduction; others meet many people before finding the right match.

5. Try it on for size!

A promising introduction is followed by a minimum two-week trial period.  Home seekers come with only a suitcase or two, so everyone can try this arrangement with no pressure—if it works, great.  If not, that’s great too—there’s no commitment until everyone is sure. The Home Share Now mediator will help draft a preliminary match agreement.

6. A match is made!

After a successful trial period, it’s time for your individualized home sharing agreement.  Home Share Now will return to make any changes to the match agreement. At that time, you’ll pay your one-time match fee, good for the life of the match, based on a sliding scale ($100-$500)—and the home seeker(s) moves their possessions into their new home!

7. Follow-up

Once there is a successful match, Home Share Now staff are available to assist participants if questions or concerns arise—most of all we love hearing stories of independence and positive relationships.

If you are interested in home sharing in Chittenden, Addison, Franklin, or Grand Isle counties, visit HomeShare Vermont.