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House share! Never done it before..Etiquette?

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nurseye · 05/10/2022 13:10

What is a house share etiquette between young/mid professionals?
I am 41 and am training to be a physio. The only position available was over 180 miles away. Because its a part time position, I have now decided to House share whilst in this location. My days off I will be obviously commuting back home. Its 3-4 days per week.
I am a tad nervous..never houseshared before. I live with my partner and 4 year old but needs must and the cheapest place I found was a 5 bed with 4 other house mates (all professionals)

I have introduced myself on the WA group but wanting to form good relations, there may be times my partner comes up with our 4 year old. Do you think this will be OK? Is there an etiquette for guests? As she is after all a 4 year old lol.
I thunk I am just getting worried..is it generally OK to bring guests round? Do you need to book out the kitchen for instance ? Sounds silly but the kitchen is small, probably wouldn't fit more than 2 people in there. I know I will obviously find this out as I go along but wanting to make good impressions firstly before I start asking 101 questions.

Thank you.

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Jalepenojello · 08/10/2022 08:50

None of them will be thrilled at having a 4 year old staying. As an emergency, fine. But not as a regular thing. When you mentioned visitors in your OP I imagined your OH and child popping in for 20 mins after spending the day together and that’s it.

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sashagabadon · 08/10/2022 08:53

Agree that husband and child should book local hotel when they come. Unfair to expect housemates to put up with young child.

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BirdinaHedge · 08/10/2022 11:11

I do t think @nurseye is coming back as she didn’t like being told the truth by those of us who FO have experience of sharing houses with non-family.

I hope she copes but she sounded quite self-centred.

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