It was the best of times, it was the worst of times.
Charles Dickens may not have known it, but he perfectly summed up what it’s like living in a share house.
A rite of passage for many, living with strangers in a house together can be a delight…or a total nightmare.
Sure, it can be affordable (translation: more avocado toast) and a great way to meet people, but it can also seriously test your patience as a human being.
Here are seven experiences – both good and bad – that everyone who has lived in a share house has experienced.
1. The housemate who does absolutely nothing.
Coming home to a sink full of dishes while your housemate sits on the couch watching TV? Far more common than you’d like. Maybe it’s passive aggressive behaviour, maybe it’s just pure laziness. Either way, it’s infuriating. Of course, if it’s YOU sat on the sofa while your housemate gives you a look, then you may actually be this one. Do the damn dishes.