My sister and her friends rented a beach house in the Outerbanks for $2800 for the week. She split the cost with four other couples which amounted to $280 per person for the week. The house was huge. Each had their own bedroom and shared the three bathrooms. They were one block from the ocean and the rental also had a pool. Not bad.

My husband and I were invited over one night for dinner. The group had rented a plantoon boat for the day and caught buckets of crabs. Needless to say, that’s what we had for dinner. There was a team to cook and a team to clean up. Everyone got along, which is very important when you house share.

Something to think about if you want to keep vacation costs down.