What to expect from your first Sharehouse
If you're moving out of home for the first time and looking for some company, a share house might be the perfect option for you. Share houses provide an affordable way to live with like-minded people and can offer a great sense of community. In this blog post, we'll discuss what you can expect from your first share house experience. We'll cover everything from finding a share house to dealing with difficult housemates! So whether you're just starting your search or are already settled in, read on for some essential advice.
Finding a share house#
If you haven't already seen our blog post, "Best Ways To Find A Sharehouse", make sure to check it out for some tips on finding a Sharehouse that's right for you. Your best bets are to ask around your social/community circles, on Facebook Groups, or with Websites like us!
Once you've found a share house that you're interested in, the next step is to arrange a viewing. This is your opportunity to meet the current residents and get a feel for the house.
Be sure to ask lots of questions, such as:
- How long have you been living here?
- What do you like/dislike about the share house?
- How are things with your housemates?
- Would you say this share house is more social or relaxed?
Finding compatible housemates#
The truth is, everyone is different and there's no way to predict how you'll get along with your housemates. However, it's important to remember that you'll be sharing a living space with these people, it's a good idea to find compatible housemates from the start.
Here are some things to keep in mind when meeting potential house mates:
- Do they seem like someone you could get along with?
- Are they tidy and considerate of others?
- Do they have similar interests/lifestyles to you?
- Are they respectful of your personal space and privacy?
If you're not sure about someone, trust your gut instinct and move on.
Treat this as a new adventure, an opportunity to meet new people, and learn new things. Share houses can be a great way to make long-lasting friendships, so don't be afraid to put yourself out there!
Here are a few things you can do to settle into your new share house:
Get to know your housemates. Make an effort to understand their backgrounds, interests, and what makes them tick. Join them on errands, or invite them out for coffee. Join in on house activities. Whether it's watching a movie night or going out for a drink.
Share some of your own interests with them. If you're passionate about something, chances are your housemates will be interested in hearing about it too. Share your hobbies, or invite them to join you in ones they might like.
Early on, it's a good idea to ask about any house rules, and raise any expectations you might have. This will help to avoid any misunderstanding or conflict down the line.
Dealing with difficult housemates#
Share houses can be a great place to live, but like anything, there will be ups and downs. You might not always see eye to eye with your housemates, and that's okay.
The important thing is to communicate openly, honestly, and respectfully. If you're having a problem with someone, talk to them about it directly. It's also a good idea to involve a neutral party, such as a friend to mediate the situation if needed.
In some cases, it might not be possible to resolve your differences. If this is the case, it might be time to consider moving out.
We hope you found this blog post helpful! Share houses can be a great way to live, we think it's important to go in with an open mind and make the most of it.