There are many words related to share houses that you may not be familiar with. If you do a little research before going to viewing a share house, it may change the way you look at a share house. If you’re considering a share house, please check it out.
- Online viewing
- Shared Space(Common Space)
- Common service fee
This is literally an online viewing. Using online tools (LINE, Zoom, Facetime, etc), you can view the share house from the your own home. Each share house has its own way of doing this, but the staff will walk you through the share house just as you would in person. If you live far away or overseas, please inquire once.
｜Shared Space(Common Space)
This is the space that the residents use together. It’s a place to be concerned about when choosing a share house. Basically, it’s the living room, kitchen, toilet, and bathroom. However, the number and types of shared spaces vary depending on the share house. Some share houses have rooftops, terraces, theater rooms, and recently there have been many share houses with shared spaces where you can remote-work.
To put it simply, it is a large-scale renovation of a building. There are many share houses that have been renovated to share house specifications from buildings that were used as regular detached houses or apartments. By the way, TESEN’s share houses have not been renovated, but are all designed specifically for share houses.
A dormitory is a shared room. Although it varies depending on the share house, a room is shared by two people, or in many cases, four people. In most cases, the beds are bunk beds. This is one of the features that makes dormitories popular among foreigners who are not afraid of sharing a room, as there are many people who use dormitories overseas.
｜Common service fee
It is similar to utility fee, but slightly different. Generally speaking, it is the cost of maintaining, managing, and operating a building or facility. Cleaning costs for shared spaces fall under this category. In share houses, utilities (electricity, gas, water, internet, etc.) are often included in the common service fee. Don’t forget to check what’s included.
This is part of the initial fee you pay when you move in. The deposit is basically returned in full if there are no problems after checking the room when you move out. If there are any problems, the cost of repairs may be deducted from the deposit. *Amounts and rules vary from one share house to another, so please check with them.
How did you like it? In this article, I have summarized some of the most frequently asked terms. We’re happy if we can be of any help to you. If you’re living in a share house for the first time, I’m sure there are many things you don’t understand, so please feel free to ask anything from the Counseling Room.