I’ve lived in so many awful places. Currently, it’s quite bad. i have very little privacy at all. It’s a small place, sure, but the doors are so thin and not sealed properly. If my roomate isn’t sitting quitely in her room then I hear everything! I can hear her conversations on the phone. She does nothing wrong though, and we get along fine, but it’s quite vexing. I find myself dreading when she comes home. It’s quite annoying. Forget about having a girl over. I tried once, and I was sure that she must have heard everything!
I can hear almost everything. Also there is no living room. I find that I can’t really hang out with my roomates unless there is one. I want my room to be private, you know? I’d like to choose to go to the living room for company. The result is that we don’t talk much. No biggie, I’m content with my friends and all, I just wish I could afford a single apartment. Ugh…
Previously in DK, I had a similar situation, although I got along with him slightly better as it wasn’t so bad with the doors. I can literally see right through the cracks in my door here! But there, my door was at the end of the hall and the kitchen was next to it, so if he was in his room I couldn’t hear anything. Similarly no living room.
Let’s go back further then. Living in New York! I had probably the worst room, but not very cozy because I knew it was only for three months. No window, btw, and also no living room. But I managed to make friends with my roomates.
Then further back in Germany I lived in student housing which was great. I had a private room, so no complaints at all.
Back further to Spain. This was the best possible situation. I had a small room, but I had a very nice living room. I was always in there hanging out with my roomates. They were great. Modern place with a good location, and also very cheap.
But now, It’s awful, I seriously dread it when she’s here because I feel like my privacy is being intruded. Maybe I should fix the door somehow, but in such an old house, there’s not a whole lot to be done…
What’s the worst living arrangements you’ve had? I wish I could have a way out. I’ve been thinking of talking to her to leave two months early and have my security deposit pay the rest, but I dunno. If I ever get a good job, I’ll see what it would cost to have two flats, if I can find another one cheap enough…It’d be worth it for the short term