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A new use for the spare room


About a year and a half ago, Brenda Atchison, a lifelong Bostonian, created an online profile. Atchison was retired from a job in the education sector and looking for someone to share her home and life—but she wasn’t looking for a date. She liked the idea of companionship and of generating a little extra income […]

Empty-nester + young adult = perfect roommates?


Nesterly was featured on the front page of The Boston Globe on Sunday, October 21, 2018. After living with more than a dozen different roommates in his young life, most of them strangers, Dean Kaplan is well-versed in the particulars of those first meetings — the short introductions, the perfunctory pleasantries, and then the quick […]

Op-Ed: We Cannot Build Ourselves out of the Housing Crisis


Nesterly Co-Founder and CEO, Noelle Marcus, was invited to contribute an Op-Ed for the New Cities Foundation special feature on Affordable Housing, along with Habitat for Humanity CEO and the Mayor of Oakland. Click here or on the image below to read more about why we believe Nesterly is an important solution to the affordable housing […]

Loneliness is a serious public-health problem


Nesterly, founded in 2016, is designed to make it easier for older singletons with spare rooms to rent them to young people who help in the house for a discount on rent. Users sign up to the platform and create a profile, then make a listing for their room. Last year the startup teamed up […]

The U.S. Isn’t Just Getting Older. It’s Getting More Segregated by Age.


The abject absence of contact between generations undoubtedly contributes to worries about a coming generational war pitting kids versus canes over scarce public resources. But the biggest problem is widespread ageism rooted in stereotypes and sustained by the lack of contact between old and young. A new group of innovators is finding efficiencies not in […]

The health benefits of shared living


Harvard Medical School publication refers Nesterly as a resource for shared living. Living with others offers a way to stay independent and avoid a cascade of mental, emotional and physical health problems. Some of the benefits the article lists include: Living with others can help you stay independent, depending on the situation. For instance: It […]

Where We Live: Communities for All Ages


Nesterly was featured in AARP’s 2018 Where We Live publication.

MIT Startups Nesterly, Confer Health honored with Entrepreneurship Awards


These MIT startups aren’t just business success stories — they’re improving people’s lives. Read the full story: