Part 1 of 5 Steps for Finding a Good Housemate
Don't Limit Yourself
Consider looking outside your age range. Depending on the individual, a College student with a job and a studious nature may be a good fit. You might want to offer regular home-cooked meals in exchange for their efforts on cleaning, yard chores, or running errands.
Alternately, a business professional who is seldom home, but needs calm and quite when they are home may be a perfect fit for your lifestyle. Or someone who travels often and needs pet care while they are away.
Information taken from SRES