I ask because I had a really odd pattern vis-a-vis house arrangements between the ages of 18-26. I moved away from home and lived in shared accomodation during my college years. I had to move back in with my parents (anyone who has read the other thread knows this was not ideal for me) after I was done. The taste of the old folks once again got me thinking about moving, but I needed money in order to do so.
After a years worth of working in a small company I got offered a job at a large firm (I was paying parents half-rent - all I could really afford if I wanted to leave, which was migggggggggggghty hard coz they wouldn’t let me). This was my meal ticket and I left home permanently at the age of 24.
However, I remember life (in the beginning) was quite a struggle. I had to pay my way through a lot of expenses I hadn’t needed to before. Although the firm had good long-term prospects, starting salaries were not so good. For a while I was seriously in the shitters.
It helped out a lot when I moved in with my (now) wife. Not just emotionally, but financially.
Anyway, enough about me.
I wanna hear about YOUR experiences.
Tell me, young under-26 Dopers, where do you live right now, and what are the circumstances surrounding this arrangement?