We would live dc3 but already have ds(5) and dd (almost 3) sharing a room in our 2 bed house. The bedrooms are big and they currently don't spend much time in their room. Obviously baby would share with us for 6mths minimum but more like a year.
Is it fair to have another dc when we have so little space? Hopefully we would move house in a few years so it wouldn't be for too long but I don't know if its stupid to consider another child when the ones we have need to share.
this is really interesting. we have 6 children and can only afford a 3 bedroom house in the area we currently rent in - I hadn't thought that it would be ok putting them all into 2 bedrooms.
(the alternative is moving farther afield from the school and friends etc).
oh and to answer the OP I do have in theory 3 girls in one very big bedroom (a set of bunks and a double bed), but actually 2 girls have moved out and share a double bed in the empty au pair's room. I think that even if I had a 7 bedroom house, several of the rooms would be empty!
We have 3DS in a room (ages 10, 2 & 7mo) and DD (12) has her own room (v small) she shares with DSD (13) at weekends. DSs room although medium sized is going to be split into 2 rooms early next year, as the eldest needs his own space to be age appropriate like watching films or playing computer games at his age level. I think it's fine to share and you will have better age gaps than we do. You just need to make sure that you have the right furniture & clever storage that works for the space you have.