Frequently Asked Questions

What makes the difference at ShareHomeBrussels?

At ShareHome, enjoy the best of all worlds:

  • Live in an ideally located house, fully refurbished and decorated by Belgian designers
  • Be part of true community driven set of young expats and internationally minded professionals
  • Enjoy a flexible lease and get the support of a friendly ShareHome team

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?

All candidates prepare a short presentation letter, highlighting how they will adhere to the shared values of collaboration, respect and joy when they join a house

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

Can I see my house, room and future housemates before renting?

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

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

Can I see my house and room before renting?

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

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

Can I choose a specific house or room?

When contacting ShareHome, you can express a preference for a certain house or room. We will put you in contact with the community of your preferred house. If your preferred choice is unavailable, we will suggest alternative houses

How do I reserve a room?

Follow the easy 2 step procedure:

Step 1

  • Prepare a short paragraph presenting yourself and explaining how you will commit and adhere to the shared values of collaboration, respect and joy promoted by ShareHome for all housemates.  We find it a real differentiator and key to the success of a great co-living experience at ShareHome
  • Send a scanned copy of you ID

Step 2

  • Sign the flexible lease contract
  • Pay the 2 months’ deposit

How much does it cost?

Rents range between 450€ and 720€ per room and per month. A fixed monthly amount of 100€ is added to cover all service charges. Upon signature of the lease, you will be asked for a 2 month deposit, which will be reimbursed when you leave

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

Can I leave when I want?

Yes, you can leave whenever you like! You lease contract is of flexible duration. 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.

Can I domicile in the house?

Yes, the lease contract foresees that you domicile in the house.  You can do so by simply registereing at the Commune

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), weekly clean-up of all common areas, a bi-annual technical checkup of the house.

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

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 or a bike in the house?

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

Can I invite friends in the house?

Your family members and friends are welcome in your house for short stays, provided your housemates agree with it.

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)

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