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A noticeboard message

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Looking for a housemate

Single ensuite room available in our lovely three-bedroom house in Didsbury. Five-minute walk from city centre. Move in from 1 June. Shared kitchen and living room with two female housemates, no parking, £600 a month excluding bills. No pets. Contact 07890 123456 for viewing.

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2. Keep the message short, with only the most important information.

3. Don't put your address on it!

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Submitted by Queen Queen on Wed, 12/06/2024 - 03:03

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Single ensuite room available in our four-bedroom house in Ha Noi capital. A five-minute walk from Hanoi University, and a ten-minute walk from Kien Truc University. Move in 1st July. Shared kitchen and living room with three female housemates, parking is available, no dog, cat is allowed. $150 per month excluding bills. Wifi is free. Contact 012345678 for viewing.

Submitted by Hoamay on Wed, 05/06/2024 - 10:20

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I did not have a chance to either live alone or in a shared house with strangers before, but I think living alone could make you more comfortable since you don't have to share your living space with others, such as the kitchen room or living room, and you will feel free to anything convenient without concerns about whether it will bother your roommates or not. However, there are also disadvantages of not staying in a shared house; for example, no shared room means no shared rent, so, you will have to pay the whole cost, including rent and bills, which could make your wallet thinner. Additionally, no roommates means your opportunities for social interaction will be reduced. 
Generally, whether living alone or in a shared house is based on one's preferences. As my priority in living is freedom and comfort, I will choose to live alone if I can afford the cost.

Submitted by heyyykaee on Wed, 15/05/2024 - 04:22

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If given the choice, I would prefer to share a house but with my family members. If I were to share a house with people I do not know, I would prefer to live alone. I think that living with strangers can be uncomfortable especially when you have varying preferences.

Submitted by ubaid332 on Wed, 08/05/2024 - 08:39

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Submitted by Anna1303 on Fri, 03/05/2024 - 09:43

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i would prefer to live alone than share a house because you know when you share house it's quite complicated when you live with someone. besides i am an introvert person and pretty quite person.

Submitted by Askuy on Thu, 11/04/2024 - 16:33

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As long as my experience, i would prefer to alone. To be alone is more comfortable than share with other even they are closefriend. That's so many drama that i had if share with my friend. LOL

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Submitted by SSEIN on Fri, 29/03/2024 - 15:08

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i don't prefer to share my house with stranger people  because i don't know everything about them past  or what is  the way they are thinking . therefor i prefer to share  my house with someone i know him very well like my friends or my relatives and i will feel comfortable with them.

Finally, I wish everyone a good day 

Submitted by PauloHahn on Wed, 27/03/2024 - 10:00

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Do you prefer to share a house or live alone?

Of course I prefer to share a house. Our apartment is too much small. The apartment has a simply bedroom, a lovely living room where we spend more time. A kitchen and a bathroom. I've been living with my wife and I love to share space with her.

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Submitted by Tar Tar on Sun, 24/03/2024 - 14:44

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Currently, I shared my flat with 3 housemates. Shared bathroom, kitchen and living room. There is parking and no pet. We all are employees so we met at night. It's ok with housemates because rental fee is high in our country. But when I get high earn one day I will live with my pets. I believe I can make it. 

Submitted by jmajo on Wed, 13/03/2024 - 14:35

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That depends on my income, if I can afford to rent a house to live alone, 
I prefer to do that instead of share a house, but if I can’t afford to rent 
a house by my own, I don’t have any trouble to share a house.

Thanks for the lesson.

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