Among my stay-with-parents friends, there is a trend I’ve been noticing:
Everyone involved are adults now, but the parents continue to try and treat it as a parent-child relationship, causing friction. (or the adult child is simply irresponsible in general)
The parents and adult child nitpick, argue, and spend their time together otherwise being angry at each other.
The adult child as a consequence whines about it all the time but continues to stay at home because they supposedly don’t have enough money yet to move out.
My advice is: move out and do your own thing.
You are very lucky if you both get free lodging/food/everything from your parents AND they don’t start nitpicking you over your laziness right away. Nobody likes to hear a whiner who is only paying a paltry amount a month to their parents, either. Even moreso if they know you have ample means to move out.
You can pass off your situation as you being super-responsible with your money, but it never really works. My one friend is still just like he was in college, living at home with his parents, blowing too much money on booze instead of saving for moving out like he promised, whining about how they treat him and how he doesn’t have a girl, still stuck in the same immature mental rut as when he graduated because he doesn’t have to make any hard decisions. It’s no wonder a girl doesn’t want him.
I moved out with a paltry $3000 in the bank (the apartment cost $1400) because I “have more spine than any of your brothers ever did” as my dad says. It was totally worth it.
Yeah, it’s embarrassing, it’s lame, it speaks volumes about your character, and it’ll stick you in a rut.
Don’t expect to jump into a house right away, and doing so is foolish. You should be renting and working your way up the pay grade ladder. 5 years later when you’ve settled in, you can start the real house saving.