Nesterly Homesharing

Nesterly Central Ohio is dedicated to building personal connections and increasing access to affordable housing through homesharing. Nesterly's secure technology makes it safe and convenient for homeowners to rent a spare room to a student, a young professional, and others interested in lower cost, longer term living options.

Nesterly's homesharing platform helps housemates connect over common interests and facilitates the ability to exchange a portion of rental payments for help with grocery shopping, dog walking, yard work, tech support, and more. 

Homesharing through Nesterly is not intended for short-term rentals of less than one month. In Central Ohio the average length of stay is 180 days, and about 1/3 of our homeshare agreements have taken advantage of the task exchange feature for rent reduction.

Nesterly launched in Boston in 2017 and selected Columbus as its first expansion city in early 2019. Nesterly Central Ohio has been bringing together hosts and guests since the autumn of 2019. You can browse current local homeshare listings here or review Nesterly’s Frequently Asked Questions for more details.

Nesterly Central Ohio takes safety very seriously. Safety considerations include a multi-step screening process prior to matching, background checks for hosts and guests, and automated payments that are processed securely through the platform.

If you have any questions, please reach out to Frances Krumholtz, COAAA’s local homesharing coordinator at 614-645-3646 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Nesterly was founded by Noelle Marcus at MIT to tackle two big challenges: housing affordability and aging in place. Since then, Nesterly has won over a dozen awards and has been featured in The New York Times, The Economist, Fast Company, The Atlantic, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, PBS Newshour, and NPR’s Marketplace as well as news outlets in Spain, France, China, Argentina, Mexico, and Japan. Locally, Nesterly Central Ohio has been covered by WOSU, ABC6, Daytime Columbus, Clintonville Spotlight, NBC4, and more.