Hey there! Sign in to join this conversationNew here? Join for free
    • Thread Starter
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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...?
    Offline

    19
    ReputationRep:
    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...
    Offline

    2
    ReputationRep:
    (Original post by lunchbox)
    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).
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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!
    Offline

    0
    ReputationRep:
    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.
    • PS Reviewer
    Offline

    16
    ReputationRep:
    PS Reviewer
    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!
    Offline

    20
    (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:
    Offline

    1
    ReputationRep:
    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
 
 
 
Reply
Submit reply
TSR Support Team

We have a brilliant team of more than 60 Support Team members looking after discussions on The Student Room, helping to make it a fun, safe and useful place to hang out.

Updated: January 23, 2010
Poll
Do you agree with the PM's proposal to cut tuition fees for some courses?
Find out more

Accommodation profiles:

Downing Students

Universal Student Living

“Over 25 years of perfecting the student accommodation experience. Downing Students. Accommodation Made for you”


Prodigy Living

Prodigy Living

Accommodation in 15 cities across the UK, with 24 sites providing modern, stylish en suite and studio rooms close to the major universities.


iQ Student Accommodation

iQ Student Accommodation

Great value student rooms in city centre locations all across the UK


X1 Lettings

X1 Lettings

Luxury student accommodation in Liverpool & Manchester.


Collegiate Accommodation

Collegiate Accommodation

"This is student living. Just better."


Scape Student Living

Study Inn

Providing stunning high quality, boutique student accommodation throughout the UK


The Student Housing Company

The Student Housing Company

Award-winning student accommodation across the UK.


Articles:

Student accommodation articles What to take to uniDo I need a TV licence?

Quick link:

Unanswered student accommodation threads

Groups associated with this forum:

View associated groups

The Student Room, Get Revising and Marked by Teachers are trading names of The Student Room Group Ltd.

Register Number: 04666380 (England and Wales), VAT No. 806 8067 22 Registered Office: International House, Queens Road, Brighton, BN1 3XE

Write a reply...
Reply
Hide
Reputation gems: You get these gems as you gain rep from other members for making good contributions and giving helpful advice.