Homesharing Resources

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Homeshare Testimonials


Image of Nesterly housemates chatting in the apartment they share in Cambridge by Jessica Rinaldi via Boston Globe. Why our community members love us and why we love them!       At Nesterly, we’re dedicated to building the best community platform for intergenerational homesharing in the world. As we continue to expand, our commitment to […]

How to Prepare for a Home Photoshoot


Follow these quick and easy steps to prepare your home to be photographed.     Nesterly Photoshoot Info: Our shoots take approximately 15-30 minutes and our photographer will take photos of your spare room, the bathroom, the street view of your home, and any other shared spaces you’d like to feature.   Step 1: Prepare lighting […]

Guest Guide – Finalizing Your Nesterly Homeshare


Congratulations! Now that you connected with a great Host and decided to move forward, you’re just a couple steps away from finalizing your homeshare. Step 1: Initiate your background verification if it’s your first Nesterly homeshare. 1. Once your Host confirms the details of your booking online, we’ll prompt you to log back into […]

Nesterly Demo


Watch this 2-min video to learn how to sign up as a Host or Guest and start homesharing with another generation.

How To Take Home Photos


Keep reading for tips on taking high-quality photos in a few seconds with just a smartphone or tablet. Listings with 5-10 photos are 10 times more likely to get booked. Tidy up your space. Learn how to prep your space for photos here or clean out your extra room here. Take pictures during the day. […]

Host Guide – Finalizing Your Nesterly Homeshare


Congratulations! Now that you connected with a great Guest and decided to move forward, you’re just a couple steps away from finalizing your homeshare. Step 1: Initiate your online booking. 1. Log into, visit your ‘Messages,’ and navigate to your chat with the Guest you’d like to move forward with. 2. Click the blue […]

Nesterly Interview Guide


Below are a few sample interview questions to help you gauge compatibility with prospective housemates. Did you connect with a Nesterly community member? Congratulations! It is now time to schedule an interview to see if you are a good homesharing fit. During the interview – Do not be shy about stating what you are looking […]

Guest Tips & Tricks


We’ve helped a ton of wonderful people find a new home! Here are a few things we recommend: Hedge Your Bets – we know it’s tempting to just message that one Host in the perfect location, but trust us and message 3 – 4 to start. Show Your Personality – in your first message, make […]

How to Clean Out Your Extra Room


Do you have an extra room filled with storage, random knick-knacks, old things left behind by family members, or who knows what else? Does the thought of spending days clearing and organizing it make you anxious and stressed? Don’t worry, we’re going to use a popular prioritization technique to help you take that first step. […]

Tips and Resources for Hosts


Here are some tips and resources to get you started: While the list below is not exhaustive, and we cannot provide direct legal advice, we hope it serves as a useful resource! If you have additional questions, contact your local city agencies, or consult a local lawyer or tax professional. TaxesRent received for a spare […]