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I presume a fair few of you have done this before? How did it go? Looking into it now, worried I might get murdered.
Met lots of people and saw lots of flats. Didn't go for loads as the people seemed boring/too mental. Eventually found some who were a good laugh over a cuppa so moved in. I've considered killing them a couple of times, and I'm sure they've considered killing me but we're all still alive and we're all friends.
See some places, meet some people, always trust your judgement.
I'm going to view loads of rooms tomorrow. Based on the chat over the phone/details of the house etc I kinda know which one I'd like to move into, just hope they're as normal when we meet.
first time one of the girls turned out to have been at sixth form with me, she was great and we had loads of mutual friends. One of the guys had been the year below me and the other three were all lovely.
At the moment living with two guys who like beer, 6Music, films, skateboarding and mountain biking...searched for about 2 months on each occasion.
6 months of sitting in my room without any heating. Would rather move back home than live with people again.
moved in at short notice to a house of 5 people, with a flat upstairs of people they also knew of 6. Got on great with all of them, still friends now and 10 years on I am still with my now fiancee from the flat above and we have a child together. This was back in my student days, may be easier then. Christ knows what weirdos I would run into if I moved in with random 30 somethings.
45+ woman who was an artist, she was geat and mad
two boring 25 year olds who were quiet and nice (living otgether year an da half)
a 31 and a 40+ who are fairly loud, the older one is actually nice on her own and 21 sets her off (nother year and a half)
coming up is 2 nerdy guys and one normal guy, can't wait
so I'm never any trouble, have to be brave and sit downstairs some times
that I'm still good friends with now, after 10 years or so.
live with mentalists - bad
And had a really loud wank. He wasn't .
sometimes its great, sometimes it's not.
Depends what you're going for. If you want to meet some nice people and have a good house full of new friends, I suppose you have to be carefull you don't end up with mentalists. If you're just looking for somewhere to sleep and eat and don't really care who you live with as long as they're not mentalists, then you'll be alright. I suppose it works out best when everyone's on the same page about what people want.
...unsurprisingly, it was a mixed bag. I think the mistake that a lot of people make is wanting to find a house full of people exactly like them - in reality, people exactly like yourself tend to get quite annoying quite quickly. I reckon that a good houseshare needs a balanced mix of people.
That said, I have 10 or so really good mates from my housesharing years. And probably only 2 or 3 mortal enemies...