Housemate Heaven started as a germ of an idea when its creator, Emily Hill, was showing people the spare room in her shared house in London. There were a dozen or so interested people, and she liked most of them, but could only see two or three fitting in with the lifestyles and values of her and the other housemates. Which meant most of them had had a wasted journey.
Emily and her housemates had also all experienced the horror that is house-hunting. They say moving house is the second most stressful thing after divorce, and itís easy to see why. Itís no fun spending your evenings trekking around various properties, especially when itís obvious within a couple of minutes that you donít share the same views on living together as the current housemates. Where cleanliness is of the utmost importance to some people, others prefer to spend their time throwing house parties.
So it seemed like a good idea to try and match like with like: when youíve spent a few years living in shared houses, you realise that youíve a much better chance of everyone getting along if the same basic values are shared and understood.
And so, Housemate Heaven was born. We got a clever psychologist to design a questionnaire to reveal the what each individual considers important in a shared house. And then we got a clever web programmer to match our people with their ideal housemates.
So whether youíre looking for a housemate or offering a room, take five minutes to create your profile and complete our questionnaire, and save yourself countless long evenings meeting incompatible people.
The site is now being supported and updated by Emily's business partner, Christopher Madeley, a freelance web developer and designer from Funktion-Design. All queries of a technical nature can be emailed to Chris. If you have any suggestions for the site, you can also drop Chris an email.
The city banner used a the top of the page ("banner.jpg") is a derivative work of a photograph from http://larscapes.com. It is released under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike license.
|© Copyright HousemateHeaven.com 2013||random design|