Jany Coolen Debreyer, a sixty-year-old woman, lived in Gironde.
She didn’t want to continue living alone and decided to share her accommodation with three other retired women.
To implement her plan, Jany started searching the internet for two other women who could live with her.
Finally, she found two women interested in her new beneficial project.
Her future housemates were Anne and Catherine. The women began searching together for the perfect house where they could lead a peaceful life.
According to the women, they didn’t want to depend on their children and opted to rent a house.
However, it wasn’t easy to pay the rent since they had a pension of 1,500 euros and had to spend half of that on rent.
They met on Facebook. One of Jany’s housemates, Anne, was a nurse like her, and the other, Catherine, was a retired civil servant.
“We talked a lot, were in regular contact, and quickly became friends. It’s reassuring to find the right people,” Jany says.
Living together means combating loneliness and sharing expenses.
Eventually, the three women moved into a house in Sauveterre-de-Guyenne.
To avoid growing old alone, the woman moved into a large house with two other retirees
“A large house in the countryside with all the comforts, simply wonderful.
The rooms are large and cozy. There’s a garden where we can keep chickens.
We’ll be paying 1,150 euros a month, but when you divide that sum by three, it’s not expensive,” explains Jany.
The women are content; they share the same roof and all expenses.
Jany was able to realize her plan and decided to help other elderly people.
Together with Catherine and Anne, she wanted to establish an association to assist others in finding housemates, joining together, and sharing a house with all expenses.