Our sharers and householders create strong, unique bonds; forming beautiful, long-lasting
friendships. Many spend time sharing a wide range of common interests, from taking a walk
in the park to sharing a glass of wine together
The power of sharing quality time together is immense. Here are 10 of the most popularactivities our sharers and householders enjoy together!
1. A bite to eat
Whether it’s a leisurely Sunday breakfast, an afternoon tea and cake, a weekday dinner, or
an indulgent meal out, sharing a meal together is one of the simplest, yet rewarding
activities that our homesharers regularly do together.
Enjoying a meal with another person is great at boosting social and emotional wellbeing,
drawing people closer together. For many of our householders it provides a comforting
sense of routine and structure to the day, while for sharers with busy schedules, it’s a
welcome opportunity to wind down; a chance for everyone to catch up, talk about their day,
and discover what’s happening in each other’s lives.
2. Play your cards right!
Scrabble, Cluedo, chess, jigsaws, online games, or even a simple game of snap – you name
it, our homesharers have played it! Everyone has a game they love.
Regardless of age, board games, puzzles, card games and even online games for some are a
great way to connect and interact, and importantly they are fun; a good way to get to know
each other better!
Games are also a mental workout for all of us; an effective way to keep our minds sharp,
with the power to make us feel good too!
3. It’s a walk in the park!
A stroll along the high street window shopping, or a walk around the local park are popular
activities for our sharers. Why? It’s an accessible form of activity for everyone, which
comes with a huge range of benefits.
Getting out in the fresh air, in nature, provides the best of both worlds. Of course, the
numerous health benefits of exercise are well documented, and walking is an effective way
to improve our overall health. It’s also an opportunity for sharers and householders to
socialise, and to stop and chat with others in the local community.
4. Tune in
Whether it be a light-hearted sitcom, an uplifting drama, a movie, or an educational
programme, tuning into the TV together has its advantages. For some, it’s a chance to learn
something new together, perhaps via the inspiration of a cookery programme, or a chance
to have a giggle together while watching a favourite show.
Watching television is an effective way to bring sharers and householders together, and as
there is something for everyone, it’s always a good conversation starter!
5. Bonding over a book
Sitting down with a good book is a lovely way to relax at anytime, it’s a fun hobby that many
of our homesharers schedule in their diaries.
There’s a pleasure in simply being together, a sense of belonging even if you are reading
independently. Often our homesharers grab their own book, a drink, and dive in!
This time for reading means they can share stories from their favourite books, review the
good and the not so good, talk about issues. and share recommendations. Sharing the
reading experience, and finding the time to pause and read, and bond over a book, is a
perfect pathway way to strengthen communication!
6. Get crafty
Art and craft keep the mind stimulated and are extremely beneficial for adults. Even for
those who think they’re not creative, there are fun activities to tap into; drawing, painting,
sewing, knitting, we could go on! There is a whole load of fun, creative activities to share, or
even learn a new skill together – after all, life is a constant learning process!
Our homesharers enjoy the process of crafting together at home as an opportunity to
socialise, and for the satisfaction of accomplishment, as well as a chance to free their
7. Green fingers
Whatever the time of year, having contact with nature has positive benefits, and getting out
in the garden in a common interest for our homesharers – whatever their level of gardening
Gardening is a productive activity and the perfect way to wind down in the outdoors.
Simply being in the garden is relaxing and an opportunity to connect with nature. Our
homesharers often take on new gardening projects together, be it choosing plants for the
garden, potting bulbs, harvesting fruit or vegetables, or learning about new plants!
8. Variety is the spice of life!
Food is a highly social activity that brings people together, and working together in the
kitchen, cooking or baking, is favoured among our sharers and householders. Not only does
it support healthy eating, but it also facilitates many other amazing benefits too.
Some share their favourite family recipes, others get creative and experiment with new
recipes and food that they have never tasted before, while others have said that spending
time cooking with another person has reignited a love and interest in food.
9. The circle of friends and family
Meeting friends and family on occasions is a wonderful opportunity for our homesharers to
find out more about each other’s lives.
Sometimes our householder’s families have been known to welcome sharers to key family
events such as birthday celebrations or Christmas dinners! This is a lovely way to make
everyone feel an important part of the homeshare circle.
Equally, our sharers may introduce their families to the householder via a Zoom call for
instance, or even have a friend pop in to share a cup of tea!
10. Valuable volunteering
Volunteering is a terrific way to give back to the community, and creates a real sense of
purpose and accomplishment.
Sharers and householders now and again take on projects that they can both contribute to.
For instance, during lockdown a sharer and householder litter picked together in their local
park, and through this met lots of new people on their travels!