Staff TAKUYA’s share house experience Vol.1


Now I’m working in the share house business.

I used to think “share house?

I’ve heard of them, but… But in the past,

I think I only thought of it as “I’ve heard of it, but…”.

I’ve compiled a list of my encounters with share houses, so please take a look!


It was five years ago, in 2015.

I went to Australia on a working holiday with the sole intention of learning English.

It was my first time to do anything like that.

For the first month, I lived in a homestay that I had arranged when I was in Japan.


The biggest shock for me was the pronunciation of English.

I had no idea how to pronounce British English,

and I remember having a very hard time.

How many times did I wonder, “Is this really English I’m hearing?


That’s when I started looking for a share house.


  • The deadline and rent of my homestay
  • To make friends.
  • Because I had a problem with my host mother.


I think these are the three main reasons.


I had been doing a lot of research on the Internet before I came to Australia, and I had a vague idea that I would live in a share house after my homestay.

I thought I would live in a shared house after my homestay.


First of all, there was a one-month deadline for homestay.

I could have extended my stay,

but the rent was too high, so I looked for another place.

A private room cost $260 per week.

When I looked into shared houses,

I found that the cheapest ones were from $100/week.

So that’s a difference of about 40,000 to 50,000 yen per month.

It was a big difference for a poor student.


My homestay family had two kids that I played with every day!

Even when I came home tired from school,

they never let me rest. LOL!

They were very friendly and cute,

but I remember that I wanted to have local friends and friends who were also international students.


Since I was living in a homestay while attending a language school,

I heard a lot about share houses from friends I made at the language school.

It is also true that most of my friends were living in shared houses.

That’s why I decided to look for a share house.


After all, I had a problem with my host mother. haha

It was about the shower time.

She got mad at me for taking a shower in the morning before going to school.

She got mad at me in English,

but at the time I could hardly understand what she was saying. LOL!

→The showers and toilets were in the same place, so I couldn’t use the toilet while I was in the shower.

This is a common practice in Australia.


This made life quite cramped for me.

The other side didn’t seem to mind so much,

but for me, it was a big deal. LOL!


To be continued.

It’s been five years, but looking back, it’s surprising how much I remember! What kind of image do you all have of share houses?

#TAG :




Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *