Sharing Spaces is a customized approach to housing. We are the only full service and licensed co-housing company in Bakersfield, CA that bridges the gap between tenants + property owners.  We provide screening, matching and facilitation to find the right match with your personal privacy and security in mind.

We are proud members of the National Association of Residential Property Managers (NARPM). 


Founded by Tracie and Bernie Barmann, Sharing Spaces was created to bring more options to tenants, hosts and others managing properties in Bakersfield.  Housing trends are rapidly changing in our culture due to limited housing resources, increasing housing costs, a traveling professional culture and many individuals choosing a more minimalistic lifestyle that allows more freedom.  There are many benefits to sharing living spaces with another including: 

  • Lower living costs

  • Shared resources

  • More housing options

  • Companionship

  • More discretionary income for fun and travel

  • More flexibility to move when employment options call you to a new city

But, many of us have experienced that bad roommate in college or heard about that bad tenant experience our friend had.  Living with someone you don’t know can be scary, this is why Sharing Spaces exists. We provide a structure, screening and the legal documentation that will help you be confident in taking the next step.