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8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 12/26/16

If you believe that having a good flat or apartment is important to making a flatshare run smoothly, you must also be aware that it’s also incredibly important to find the right roommates/flatmates. We’ve compiled brief profiles o...

8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

8 Types of Flatmates or Roommates You Could Encounter

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 12/26/16

If you believe that having a good flat or apartment is important to making a flatshare run smoothly, you must also be aware that it’s also incredibly important to find the right roommates/flatmates. We’ve compiled brief profiles of the 8 main types to give you an idea of the kind of people that you could meet. 1. The Party Animal This first type of roommate is by far one of the most common amongst students, the perpetual party-goer. It doesn’t matter whether it’s Thursday, Friday, or even ...

Roommate when you're 40

Why It's Not Too Late to Get a Roommate When You're 40

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 10/19/16

Are you turning 40 soon and thinking about getting a roommate? Not to worry, you’re not the only 40 year old who has considered getting a roommate. You'll find many suitable roommates who are in and around your age who have also been won over by the charm of flat-sharing. We're going to explain why it's not too late to get a roommate at 40. A great solution during difficult times Getting a roommate may be the perfect solution to help you through some periods of your life which you're find...

5 Reasons to Flatshare with Someone You Don’t Know

5 Reasons to Flatshare with Someone You Don’t Know

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 01/12/17

Flatshares are becoming more and more popular each month. In addition to being an economical solution to your housing needs, this option offers a number of advantages. Choosing the right roommate isn’t always an easy process, but sometimes not knowing each other can have many upsides. Roomlala gives you 5 reasons to share a flat with a stranger. Set simple rules Don’t risk having an ‘anything goes’ attitude in flatshare. Set ground rules from the start, from sharing the house chores, to pa...

 Benefits of Living with International Flatmates

The Benefits of Living with International Flatmates

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 10/05/17

Sharing a flat with people from many countries reminds us without a doubt, of the cult film L'Auberge Espagnole, where we watch the lives of a group of friends all from different nationalities live in a flatshare. The cultural differences that each partner contributes give us an enriching insight into the variety of cultures and how you can learn so much. Here are the five advantages of having international roommates. Flatsharing and it's many advantages Flatshares are not just a thing f...

Is flatsharing only for students?

Is flatsharing only for students?

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 08/08/17

The preconceived idea that only students go into flat shares is completely wrong. In this social phenomena where they exist under the influence of the collaborative economy, sharing a flat has become of interest to many different social groups; friends, strangers, workers... Are you thinking of sharing a flat? Here are a few reasons that will help you take the plunge. The increase in the variation of social groups Sometimes, when we think of the idea of sharing a flat, words like "disord...

Find a flatshare or houseshare in Bath

Find a flatshare or houseshare in Bath

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 06/27/17

Bath is an ancient yet thriving city, with a huge number of students living and studying at the University of Bath and Bath Spa University. Bath is a small city with a lot of charm, and the small town feel is what makes it so welcoming to students. Bath is not just a student city; with the ancient Roman baths, beautiful architecture and its status as a UNESCO heritage site, it’s popular with tourists, families and professionals alike. It’s also one of the safest cities in the country. Flatsharin...

Spare room in Belfast

Find a spare room in Belfast

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 05/24/17

Belfast is a brilliant destination for a trip, no matter what you’re after. Students and tourists are consistently impressed by the historic monuments and museums, as well as the breathtaking scenery a short journey outside the city and the great nightlife at its heart ! Whether you’re studying at Queen’s University or Belfast Met, enjoying a weekend stay or moving for work, the Northern Irish capital will welcome you with open arms. Taking a spare room in a private home will offer you a cheaper...

If It's ok to ask your flatmate to pay

5 times it's ok to ask your flatmate to pay

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 05/11/17

It’s never easy asking your housemates or flatmates to pay up for something. Unfortunately, in certain situations it is necessary and you are perfectly justified in asking them to shell out. Here are 5 common situations when you shouldn’t feel guilty asking for money from your housemate or flatmate. When your housemate suddenly decides to leave It’s the start of the month, and your housemate decides they want to move out without telling anyone beforehand. Even if they think that you hav...

Flatshares vs. houseshares

Flatshares vs. houseshares: which should you choose?

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 04/25/17

Among the many types of accommodation on offer for students, flatsharing and housesharing is one of the most practical, and most popular. Affordable on a tight budget, it’s also perfect for meeting new people and strengthening friendships. Some groups prefer a house, while others prefer a flat. Here is a couple of things to think about when choosing which way to go. Flatsharing: the pros and cons Flatsharing is a booming sector, and subsequently there is a lot on offer in large cities, par...

Finding a flatshare in Paris

Finding a flatshare in Paris

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 04/05/17

Rent prices in Paris can be a real problem for students looking for accommodation in the French capital. The city is magnificent and has a whole host of opportunities and things to do, which makes it all the more important to find affordable accommodation so that you have enough money to make the most of this amazing city. Students often find that flatsharing is the best way of solving their problems. Roomlala is here to help you find a flatshare in Paris. Paris: the City of Lights, where eve...

Flatsharing in Spain

Flatsharing in Spain

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 03/29/17

Spain is one of the dream destinations for students studying abroad on the Erasmus programme. The attractive climate, the low cost of living and the beautiful towns and cities across the country go some way to explaining its appeal for Students. Roomlala has come up with the advantages of flatsharing while in Spain and a how you can cut your accommodation costs at the same time. What are the benefits of flatsharing in Spain? Flatsharing is one option which has a great many benefits for s...

Find a flatshare in Cardiff

Find a flatshare in Cardiff

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 03/16/17

As the biggest city in Wales, Cardiff is one of the UK’s most popular student cities, with a huge number of students living and studying at the University of Cardiff and Cardiff Metropolitan University. Living in Cardiff you will have the choice of a huge number of events, attractions and activities. As a bilingual city, living in Cardiff gives you an introduction to the unique Welsh language. All of this makes Cardiff hugely attractive to students, and the student housing market is always expan...

5 times apps are awesome when you’re flatsharing

5 times apps are awesome when you’re flatsharing

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 03/09/17

Sharing a house with a bunch of strangers is mostly exciting, sometimes terrifying and, frankly, a rite of passage you need try at least once in your life! Of course, once you’ve found a place to call home, the challenge is in keeping things sweet, tidy and within budget – but it’s no sweat when you’ve got one of the bad boys below to hand. Our top app picks are either free or cheap as chipolatas, too: what’s not to love? 1. When you’re the new kid on the block Whether you’re in town to...

Find a flatshare in Bristol

Find a flatshare in Bristol

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 02/21/17

Bristol is one of the UK’s most dynamic and exciting student cities, with a huge number of students living and studying at the University of Bristol and the University of the West of England (UWE) . Living in Bristol you will have the choice of a huge number of events, attractions and activities, as well as the city’s beautiful unique look. All of this makes Bristol hugely attractive to students, and the student housing market is still expanding. Flatsharing in Bristol is a great way to live in ...

Roommates from Cult TV Shows: Fresh Meat

Roommates from Cult TV Shows: Fresh Meat

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 02/08/17

Nearly a year since they left our screens for good, the Fresh Meat housemates were for many British students the epitome of student living (even if they did go to the made-up Manchester Medlock University). Thrown together because they applied too late to get into halls, the 6 mismatched friends scraped their way through the trials of uni – and student housing. Vod – the cool one Real name Violet Nordstrom, Vod is independent and cool in a way the other housemates can only dream of. She ...

Roommates from Cult TV Shows: Friends

Roommates from Cult TV Shows: Friends

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 12/13/16

Living with a roommate is not an easy thing to do, even if you’re friends. Many TV shows focus on roommates, showing us their daily life and the ups and downs that come with sharing a space. Friends is one of the most popular shows of this kind. Here’s a little recap on the famous roommates, whose personality traits will definitely ring a few bells. Monica, the clean freak Monica Geller, Ross’s sister, is known for being a clean freak, bordering on OCD. Whilst living in her grandmother’s...

Living in a Flatshare with Siblings

Living in a Flatshare with Siblings

Accommodation | Houseshare / Flatshare | 11/29/16

After investigating whether or not living in an all male flatshare is a good idea, we explore in this article the benefits of a flatshare between siblings. Roomlala lays out all the advantages and disadvantages of a family flatshare. What are the advantages of a flatshare between siblings? In addition to the many benefits that come with a flatshare such as savings from your housing budget, shared utility bills, and having someone to talk to at home, sharing with a brother or sister offer...