Looking for accommodation is such a headache. But honestly, I think the more headache now, the less headache later…Finding the (near) perfect place will make a life that is more comfortable and you aren’t stuck in a lease with terrible house mates.
I am not a big fan of share houses, but I have lived in one before (in Japan), which wasn’t too bad! But, this is Australia…Melbourne…I feel like I am not ready for sharing my life with others who love alcohol or partying…
I have come up with my own list of things that I want in a rental property:
-Own ensuite bathroom and shower…I like the ability to taking a shower when I want..and I don’t want to keep moving all my cosmetics and hair washing stuff every time.. LOL and I am scared of germs.
-No-Smoking!! Or drugs! Or alcoholics! I just can’t stand the smell of smoke, drugs, or alcohol.
-Not very sociable people please…I don’t want to be kept up by party animals. I need my beauty sleep.
-I don’t mind pets…I actually would love to live with a dog or cat…as long as they are toilet trained…don’t eat my stuff, and friendly …xD
-Clean people…people who clean up after themselves…I HATE cleaning up other people’s messes and sharing a place with someone dirty…eeek
-If in a share house, I def want my own lock on my door…because I don’t want to worry about people going into my room when I am not around.
-Private parking on-site (preferably) a bit worried about street parking…because apparently there is higher crime rate in Melbourne.
-Heating and cooling.. I am super sensitive to cold and hold temperatures..LOL
-Safe neighbourhood and low crime rate..I am willing to pay more to feel safe!!
-Shops nearby for easy access to groceries.
-Nice restaurants nearby for takeaway for those lazy days.
-Quiet street and not too many cars or near a railway/airport…etc.
-Furnished…please..I don’t really want to fork out all that money to buy furniture when I am renting and also not sure how long I will stay in Melbourne
-My budget is max $250 a week..LOL…I feel like I am going to be broke renting and living in Melbourne T_T
-Having public transport nearby would be handy if I don’t want to drive to the city etc.
-Nice friendly neighbours…
These are personally the things I want to look for in a share house…I have such high expectations..I think I am better to rent my own place. LOL.