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Free HomeShare booklet available

News Release -- HomeShare Vermont
June 3, 2013

Contact: Kirby Dunn
(802) 863-5625

May 31, 2013 (South Burlington, VT). HomeShare Vermont just published a do-it-yourself guidebook, A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing, to help people find a homesharer to live with them if they are outside the service area of the state’s two homesharing programs.

Homesharing is simply a way for someone with a spare room in the home to offer housing for another person and in exchange get some services or help with household expenses. Every homesharing situation is different, ranging from straight rental to 100% barter for services. Services can include help with yardwork, grocery shopping or preparing meals. The key to success is to find a compatible match. Homesharing can also be a way to share expenses and reduce your carbon footprint. The new Guidebook walks people through the entire process from placing an ad to interviewing techniques to developing a match agreement. The guidebook also offers suggestions on how to prevent problems before they occur.

HomeShare Vermont has over thirty years of experience making homesharing matches in the Champlain Valley. They are a non-profit organization and a member agency of the United Way of Chittenden County. They serve Chittenden, Grand Isle and Addison counties and some adjoining towns in Rutland County. Home Share Now is a non-profit organization established in 2003 and serves Washington, Lamoille and Orange counties.

The guidebook, A Vermonter’s Guide to Homesharing, is available to download on the HomeShare Vermont website at You can call the office at (802) 863-5625 if you would like a copy mailed to you or stop by the office at 412 Farrell Street in South Burlington and pick up a copy. The Guidebook was funded in part by a generous grant from AARP-Vermont.

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