How do you find a sane and compatible housemate from Craigslist?
January 27, 2013 4:39 PM Subscribe
I've been offered first dibs on renting a super nice house. Unfortunately I need to find at least 1 and ideally 2 people to rent it with me. Just asking around my network if they know anyone hasn't worked out. I'm pretty sure Craigslist is the next best option...what should put in my post, and ask potential people in person, to weed out the crazies?
posted by genmonster to human relations (21 answers total) 6 users marked this as a favorite
I've answered ads looking for housemates with mixed success. The last time I tried it was a disaster (and the subject of my first ask post
). I've lived alone since, partially because I don't entirely trust my judgement about these things anymore. I'm also trying to avoid sounding like a nutcase myself by making an overly detailed and perhaps ALL CAPS list of requirements for potential housemates. My city (Asheville NC) has a lot of young professionals sharing houses, but also a lot of wilder and weirder folks who aren't my target audience.