Published on by Irina
What are the most important factors that people take into consideration when searching for a shared home? Most of us would say: the location and the costs.
Well, we can tell you that this assumption is not true all the time. We have learned from our own experiences that, when sharing a home, the most important element to consider are the people you will be living with. On many occasions we were happy to sacrifice a very good location or price in favor of living with people we liked or whom we thought that we will have a good time while living together. And that turned out to always be a safe bet!
Here are a few of our advices on how to choose the right flatmates, which we hope they will help you have great future house-share experiences.
When planning to move in with someone you should decide what you want from your future flatmate(s). For example: if you are new in town you may want to share a flat as a way to meet new people. In this case you should be looking for someone who spends a decent amount of time at home and who shares similar hobbies and lifestyles. On the other hand, if you already have a lot of friends in the area and just want a place to rest, the interests of your flatmates and the amount of time that they spend at home are not very important.
When searching for a place to live you are usually offered the possibility to carefully select a neighborhood and a type of property or you can make sure you've got nice furniture and that the public transport is nearby. What you can't plan are the cool nights when you're about to go to bed and your flatmate arrives home inviting you to talk about your day and about the way the world goes, over a slice of steamy pizza and a nice fresh beer. Or the days when you're keen of going out in the nature and suddenly your flatmate comes knocking at your room door with a tent in his arms inviting you for a trip to the nearby mountains.
These types of moments are unique and we think that choosing the right flatmates, based on lifestyles and interests, is extremely important. It is in this context that we thought about creating a cool flatshare application through which we hope you will meet the perfect flatmates. Register today and find what you are looking for!
Good luck with your searches! :)
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