Frequently Asked Questions

Community

Who can apply for a house sharing?

Everyone can apply to share a house at ShareHome. Most of our tenants are working professionals between 22 and 35 years old, the majority of which are expats.



How do I become a ShareHomer?

As a candidate, simply prepare a short presentation letter, highlighting how you will adhere to the shared values of collaboration, respect and joy when they join a house. Send it through the form on CONTACT.

For new houses, our Community Manager will include you in a new co-housing in Brussels, while aiming at forming a diverse group in terms of backgrounds, nationalities, gender and cultures.

For existing houses, you will be put in touch with the departing housemate and the House Leader, who will identify the most suitable candidate for their coliving in Brussels.

How is co-living organized in each house?

In each house, tenants elect a House Leader.  The House Leader coordinates the overall internal organization of the house and the well-being of all tenants.  He/she is often the first point of contact for new tenants

Property / Facilities

Is the house fully furnished ?

Yes, all common areas are fully furnished with a nice touch of Belgian contemporary design and a few stylish artifacts. Furniture includes among others a large-screen TV in the living room, full kitchen utensils and garden/terrace equipment (including a BBQ), full laundry equipment (washing machine, dryer, iron, ironing board)

Are the rooms fully furnished ?

Yes, all rooms are fully furnished with a nice touch of contemporary design and a few stylish artifacts.  One pair of bed and bath-linen are provided. Keep in mind that these are used and were provided at the opening of the house We recommand you bring an extra pair with you.

Do I have my own bathroom, shower and toilet ?

Most rooms enjoy the privacy of their own shower or bathroom.  Some rooms also have their private toilet. Some rooms share a shower or bathroom with one other tenant

Can I do my laundry in the house ?

Yes, all houses have a washing-machine, a dryer, an iron and an ironing board for use by all tenants

Can I park a bicycle/bike in the house ?

Some houses have their own garage, parking or storage space for bicycles and motorbikes

Can I park my car ?

Some houses have their own garage which is usually more suited for bicycles/ bikes. Neverthelss, you can request a parking card at your municipality and park for free in your neighbourhood.

Rent / Contract

Can I see the house, the room and the housemates before I move in?

Yes! Simply fill in the online form. ShareHome or the House Leader will set up a physical or virtual visit of the house and you will meet with your future housemates

Can I leave when I want ?

Yes, you can leave whenever you like! Your lease contract is of flexible duration, with a two month notice. Upon departure, you are responsible for finding a replacement, in coordination with the House Leader and all tenants. ShareHome will guide you in this easy, collaborative and fun process

Is there a minimum stay in the house ?

To favour a sustainable house sharing experience in Brussels, tenants typically stay for a minimum of 6 months.  Pending availabilities, the house tenants and the landlord can sometimes accommodate shorter stays.

How much does it cost ?

Rents range between 500€ and 720€ per room and per month. A fixed monthly amount of 100€ is added to cover all service charges

What is included in the service charges ?

The monthly flat-fee service charge of €100 per month covers electricity, gas, water, high-speed internet in the entire house, Netflix, house insurance (not including private belongings of the tenants), monthly budget for the cleaning of all common areas, a bi-annual technical checkup of the house as well as other small house expenses

Can I register to the house? (domiciliation)

Yes, the lease contract foresees that you domicile in the house.  You can do so by simply registering at the Commune (= municipality)

Houserules

Can I share a room with a partner ?

No. Occupancy is designed for a single use of each room (except when inviting friends for short stays). A few rooms welcome couples.

Can I smoke in the house ?

Smoking is not allowed inside the houses.  It is allowed in the gardens or terraces (when available)

Can I own a pet in the house ?

Unfortunately not