I’m about to enter my 40s, but when I was in my 20s, I lived in a share house for about 3 years. So I’ve compiled a list of the good things and benefits of experiencing a share house in your 20’s, so if you’re considering moving into a share house, please take a look!
Meet people from all walks of life.
Learn about a world you don’t know
Find new hobbies
Help you choose a job!?
Have fun and keep your cost of living low.
Find one of your favorite food!?
｜Meet people from all walks of life
｜Learn about a world you don’t know
A share house is a space filled with diversity. You will have the unique experience of living together with people from completely different backgrounds. Sometimes coming into contact with so many different cultures and values that it can be a culture shock, and your own perspective (sense of values) can change in a positive way.
It also fosters the ability to accept others!?
｜Find new hobbies
Often, when you are thinking about starting a new hobby, you may find that it is a hobby of one of your share mates, or you may even start a hobby together with your share mates. Many share house residents have many hobbies, so when you move into a share house, ask your share mates what their hobbies are! I followed my sharemate’s hobby of camping, and I was hooked, and camping is still my hobby.
Share houses are a great chance to meet new hobbies!~
｜Help you choose a job!?
There is a wide variety of workplaces at share houses. If you’re a job hunter or thinking about changing jobs, grab a share housemate who works in a job you’re interested in and ask them all about it. You’ll be able to hear stories about the backstage of the job that only those who actually work there know, which can be very helpful when looking for a new job or changing careers.
You may find your vocation!?
｜Have fun and keep your cost of living low
Next, let’s talk about real or household finances. Common service fees (wifi, electricity, gas, and water) are fixed in a share house. In many cases, the property management fee is also included in the common service fee, so it’s a great advantage to keep fixed costs down. (Recently, electricity and other bills have been markedly increasing in price…)
The great thing about living in a share house is that you can save money on food while having fun, whether you buy seasonings together and share them or cook together! You can even share your cooking with others if you cook too much!
It’s not enough to just receive, sometimes you have to share your specialties with your share mates◎
And you, the drinker, don’t have to go out for a drink, you can always have a drinking party with your like-minded friends under the same roof at any time◎
｜Find one of your favorite food!?