Have more house than you need? Thinking about taking in a housemate for income or companionship? Seeking housing you can afford? HomeShareSLO, a program of the non-profit Smart Share Housing Solutions, serves all of San Luis Obispo County. The Program staff help facilitate homeshare matches, but the clients decide what works for them. Thinking about it? Call us at (805) 215-5474 or email us at, and we can help you decide if it seems like the right move.

How it Works: A Proven Concept

Since the early 70's, more than 60 home share organizations in the U.S. have made tens of thousands of successful matches. Click here to read more about how it works.

Have an extra room to rent out?

Are you ready to turn your extra room into cash? In addition we have a new, $1000.00 Home Provider Incentive!

Get Started: Pre-qualifying Checklist

Are you ready to turn your extra rooms into cash? We'll walk you through the steps to successful home sharing here.

Looking for Housing?

We have house shares available throughout the county, with rents averaging from $750-$850. See photos and learn more here.

HomeShareSLO's Program Works as follows:

Rental Agreements (averaging $800/month per rental) work best for most of our clients. Thinking About It?  Still unsure about our program? Read the Testimonials below!

Shares Available--Private Bedrooms in Homes

Samples below of currently available homeshares. Click on Shares Available link to see more.

Provider with her 3 small dogs and 2 outdoor cats seeking to share their home. Comfortable room with private bath on a charming rural property with horses, goats & chickens. No cats, dog maybe considered, outside smoker maybe considered. COVID vaccine required. Rent $800 utilities included.

Spacious room with private bath in Avila Beach. Female provider seeking female housemate. No smoking, no cats, a dog would be considered. Gated community and access to pool and other amenities. Rent $800 utilities included.

Tidy home with beautiful gardens all around the exterior has a bedroom available that comes furnished with a semi-private bathroom. The garage is for the seeker's vehicle and a small amount of storage is available as well. A female is preferred for this partial task exchange where the female provider needs assistance with rides, housekeeping,...


"The help HomeShareSLO offered in connecting us, drawing up an agreement and facilitating the signing was incredibly helpful and gives me security knowing I'm in a good situation. Knowing my home provider was background-checked gives me comfort as well." --Jenae W., Atascadero

"I had the most pleasant experience with HomeShare SLO. Not only did they provide a great roommate, they facilitated a contract change without skipping a beat. I would highly recommend the organization." --Pauline, Nipomo

"Being a single senior female on a limited income, my stress level was over the top trying to find housing. Thank you for the wonderful attention to detail and matching me in the absolute best situation." -Dennice C., Los Osos

"I live in a larger home and I had some extra space. I'd been alone in the home for about 5 years and I thought well, maybe I should give it a try... I think they do a good job of checking people's credentials. That was a good safety factor for me. I think HSSLO [HomeShare SLO] does a real good job of matching people up. We get along really well. We make each other laugh. I would recommend it for others." -Beth W., Grover Beach