Ageing in Hong Kong? Study on Local Elderly Housing and Multi-generational Living in Future
home provider. Through frequent interactions with their hosts, various skills and experience can be obtained as an addition to developing close friendships.62
Homesharing is particularly successful in London due to the high number of elderly people living alone with spare rooms and younger people struggling for cheap accommodation.63 It is especially beneficial to empty-nest elderly, as coresidence with a homesharer helps them combat sadness and loneliness of not having their children around. In Hong Kong, the current generation of elderly people might well feel conservative towards taking on such a differnt concept of living, but as people are gradually getting more open-minded, there is potential for such ideas to grow in near future, particularly as there is also such a high housing demand in the city.