What’s it like to live at the Holding Space House?
Our housemates interact. We acknowledge one another when we enter the room, take a moment to check in before going about our business. Since our home is a model of shared housing to support the terminally ill, it is more than just a room rental. It is about being an extra layer of support for caregivers in the house – helping out here and there. You rent a room and you also carry your own weight, pitching in for the common upkeep of the home.
Housemates share a genuine interest in the big-picture vision for the house. We maintain tidiness in common spaces. Since napping is a frequent pastime for some in the house, we are mindful to avoid excessive noise at all hours.
What kind of community events happen there?
We host a monthly potluck every 3rd Wednesday for community and end-of-life worker networking. RSVP on Facebook and join us! All are welcome.
We also host a monthly networking meeting for trained end of life doulas.
We host trainings and workshops that are open to the public – contact us to see if your event meets the criteria
What is shared housing?
Shared housing forms the core of our model for end-of-life care. When a person with a terminal illness and their primary caregiver(s) share a safe, comfortable environment with housemates and an extended network who can step in with informal, non-medical and social support, living with a terminal illness, caregiving and dying at home become accessible and sustainable.
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