Con­fes­sions of a se­rial flat-sharer

Af­ter 23 flat­mates, writer Jo Hoare knows the highs and lows of co-habit ation.

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re­mem­ber when you thought you’d have your own house by the time you were 25? With a car­peted stair­case, a well-kept gar­den, a lounge scented with ex­pen­sive can­dles… and it would all be yours. Oh, un­re­al­is­tic mil­len­nial ex­pec­ta­tions. Thanks to a num­ber of rea­sons ( look­ing at you, cur­rent econ­omy), many of us are flat-shar­ing and not home-own­ing. But, af­ter four years of univer­sity and an­other nine in the flat-share mar­ket, I’ve fi­nally man­aged to do the seem­ingly im­pos­si­ble and bought a (su­per tiny) flat I can call my own. Still, I wouldn’t trade my 13 years of liv­ing with other peo­ple for the world, be­cause they have led to the cra­zi­est, fun­ni­est, most eye-open­ing ex­pe­ri­ences of my life. Ex­pe­ri­ences such as th­ese…

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