Life in my 32-person student house
We go through a lot of loo roll
I live with 32 people, and it’s been one hell of an experience.
Nothing is your own, house parties get a bit wild and I’m not even sure who I live with half the time.
The kitchen is a free-for-all
Everything you arrive with belongs to the house. Forks and plates are priceless. Expect to see a saucepan of mouldy pasta.
Fridges will be constantly raided by drunks
Drunk people get hungry. With 30 fridges, your food will be stolen at some point. Mayonnaise is gold, as is ketchup.
You will drink out of bins
Living with so many people means a night out is pretty much a house party, all the time.
You will find people passed out around the house
Sometimes people you don’t even know…
Ex-housemates are always visiting
The house frequently has alumni visiting, always up to their usual antics in the sheer excitement to be back.
Everything seems like a great idea
The volume of the house makes any activity justifiable.
Christmas is highly anticipated
You’ll be showering together, a lot…
Well, we have duo-shower rooms. Your first time showering in a cubicle next to the opposite sex will be weird. From then on you’ll love it.
You’ll make friends you wouldn’t have expected
Weird, wonderful, local or foreign – with such a diverse array of people you’ll find yourselves making friends you never thought you would.
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