I’ve been looking at my options for accommodation in Sydney.
My goodness, there are some fantastic looking flats available – with balconies and harbour views, all mod cons, fully furnished and access to a shared pool and gym… for less than I’m paying currently in Norwich. Yay!
Clearly, it would be much cheaper to share a flat with another person(s). Especially since I want to make the most of my year there by living right in the very heart of the city.
But can I really live with other people again? I have pretty much lived alone for 6 years now, with no one to consult before I decide what to watch on TV, what and when to eat, what music to play, when and how to clean, how to decorate… I don’t have to be sociable when I get home if I don’t feel like it, I can just read a book. I don’t have to accommodate any one else’s annoying habits and irritating preferences.
All of that might be worth it for the person you love, but for strangers? No.
I’ll be renting a one bed flat, then, with a sofa bed for guests. 🙂