Living in Singapore isn’t cheap for many things, property prices included. Rent is high if you’re planning to get something on your own. But you do have a few other options like Co-living or getting a housemate. Here are five websites to help you out with finding shared accommodation.
Cove, a co-living company operating since 2018, helps make renting a home in Singapore simpler, affordable and fun. Renting a space with them means you get a stylishly furnished home, often with plenty of shared facilities, for a reasonable price – even ready-made friends!
Co-Living in Shophouses
Co-living operator Figment is offering its residents the chance to enjoy a piece of Singaporean history and local flavour by creating co-living spaces inside beautiful heritage shophouses.
Share Your Space
Moving to Singapore or just moving homes here? PropertyGuru can help find the perfect house or apartment for you to rent. Then you can ask around on various facebook group pages to see if anyone would like to share with you.
Easy Roommate is the most established website in Singapore for finding a roommate. Here, you can upload a profile of yourself, check out and contact potential roomies. The search criteria is quite simple and gives you the option of searching a map to get an idea of the location and local amenities.
This is a relatively new website, but worth exploring. Like Easy Roommate, you can post and have a look at member profiles. But the best thing about this site is that it’s visually easier to navigate and browse. They’re also locally operated, so you can expect contacting staff to be more straightforward.
Tips for searching:
- Decide whether you would be comfortable sharing a bedroom or bathroom. Some people may be more private than others or uncomfortable with sharing certain spaces with the opposite sex.
- To avoid personality clashes, have an honest chat to compare lifestyles and living habits. Talk about what sort of expectations you each have for a roommate to ensure you’re compatible and both get the best experience out of it.
- Look out for uncomfortable behaviour or signs of dishonesty. If you feel uneasy about someone your best bet is to move on and continue the search. Remember that you will be interacting with whoever you choose on a daily basis and, ultimately, your safety is your number one priority.
- Never send out money without seeing the property first. Any reputable agent or roommate will allow you to inspect the home in person before making a financial commitment.
For more helpful tips head to our living in Singapore section.
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