Housemates are the worst, right?
And while the situation definitely works for some, there’s a lot of people out there with their fair share of terrifying housemate horror stories.
From the housemate who leaves out rubbish to rot to the housemate who likes to drunkenly arrive home in the middle of the night, things can get frustrating.
We spoke to Mamamia readers to find the most insanely bad housemate stories out there.
If these stories don’t make you feel better about your current living situation, we don’t know what will.
Can you really be specific when advertising for a housemate? The Mamamia Out Loud team discusses….
“My roommate is a borderline hoarder – I dread council clean ups.”
“My old housemate’s boyfriend used to walk around the house with nothing on but a towel after using the shower. He just generally hogged the living room and kitchen area too.”
The nasty surprise
“My brother’s housemate was really gross and unhygienic. He told her it wasn’t working out and started looking for someone else. She was out on one of the days he was due to be showing the room, so he went in there to have a tidy up.
“She had left a pizza box in her bed covers (which was already gross) so he took it out to the kitchen.
“When he opened it up, there was a used tampon inside.”
“My old housemate moved her boyfriend into our apartment after knowing him for a week.
“He stole stuff from our apartment and disappeared a week later.”
The fire starter
“They were drunk every night. I used to go into her room and she was passed out with the candle burning. Once she left it on all night and woke up and the walls were black from the smoke.”