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    What is a bedsit and what is it like to live in one? I am a pretty solitary individual and prefer to be alone a LOT, so taking that into consideration, should I go for a bedsit? Is it very different from a houseshare? Because currently I live in a houseshare situation and I find that having to constantly socialize with other people when the last thing I want to is socialize...... is really draining for me.

    I don't have enough money for a full blown studio flat so renting a bedsit would be the best solution for me, won't it? I won't have to socialize with people if I don't want to...?
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    I've heard it can be a bit depressing to live in a bedsit. I mean, you're basically living, cooking and sleeping in one room. You have a toilet but that's the only other room. Also, imagine the cooking smells getting into everything...
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    What is a bedsit and what is it like to live in one? I am a pretty solitary individual and prefer to be alone a LOT, so taking that into consideration, should I go for a bedsit? Is it very different from a houseshare? Because currently I live in a houseshare situation and I find that having to constantly socialize with other people when the last thing I want to is socialize...... is really draining for me.

    I don't have enough money for a full blown studio flat so renting a bedsit would be the best solution for me, won't it? I won't have to socialize with people if I don't want to...?
    I lived in my house for 2 weeks before my housemates returned for christmas. I found it ok, but after a while it gets really boring even if you can play your music at all hours

    Perhaps share a bedsit with a friend? do you have course friends? you might be ok if you can socialise in the day. Or find people similar to yourself. I don't socialise with my hosemates that often because I love my alone time and I go out when i want to socialise (which is quite a lot, but alone time is also very important to me).
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    OP I am the same as you, I am very sociable when I'm out but when I'm home I just want to go on the laptop and read by myself.
    I am a graduate and lived at home during uni but since entering the working world, I have lived in houseshares and I will definitely not be doing so when I go back to college.
    You never know when someone will come home at 3am shouting and drunk and it will always be the night before you have to be up early. If you have an exam or an important lecture the next day you are kind of at the mercy of them being quiet and not keeping you awake all night.
    If you live with someone who has a bf/gf you will have to listen to them having sex at the top of their voices, without a care about who can hear them.
    People will steal your food even when you tell them not to.

    Aaah, I am getting angry just thinking about it, but I will never live in a houseshare again. It's going to cost me a lot of money to go back to college and I am happy for it to cost me a little more to allow me to live alone so I don't have to put up with other people keeping me awake and leaving the place in a mess!
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    I prefer houseshare as you have more room for yourself. You will have a private room where you can enjoy privacy but also common places like kitchen and living rooms where you can socialise with your flatmates and have party when friends come over.
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    If you think you could cope with living by yourself, do it. I lived in student houses for a few years and during the last two I had had enough, but couldn't afford anything else. I've lived on my own for 18 now and love it. You can do whatever you want, you don't get petty arguments over things like who left a dirty plate in the living room and no housemates play loud music at 3am!
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    (Original post by Sweyn Forkbeard)
    I've heard it can be a bit depressing to live in a bedsit. I mean, you're basically living, cooking and sleeping in one room. You have a toilet but that's the only other room. Also, imagine the cooking smells getting into everything...
    I was just thinking this tbh.

    Not to mention the fact that you're isolated. :cry2:
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    I prefer a houseshare over bedsit. I love living alone however majority of the facilities in one room, thats pretty bad if you tell me. parties everyday with me the host
 
 
 
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