Just learned a new term: over-housed. From what I understand, it means someone who lives in a dwelling with an empty bedroom. Given that definition, I think I am over-housed. Are you? Is that unoccupied bedroom always unoccupied? Is it your kid’s room and he/she may return anytime? Do your relatives expect that it is there for them whenever they come to visit?
That said, the context in which I learned this term was a local television news story about HomeShareSLO, a local nonprofit organization with the mission to help change lives by connecting people and homes. From the organization’s website:
We facilitate matches between home providers–people with an extra room–and home seekers–those looking for a home. It is a way to meet the housing challenges faced by seniors and others.
While I’m not ready to bring a third person into our home, I think the concept is a great idea!