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How to spot a horror housemate

by Kate Watt, Marketing Manager 26 October 2016

A stint in a share house is a rite of passage for many young Aussies. And as any current or former share-houser will know, good housemates are worth their weight in gold. Unfortunately, they can also be hard to find.

Domain has compiled a list of archetypal horror housemates. Study this list carefully so you can spot the signs and make a move before it’s too late.

  • The Couch Hog: they claim the couch and the television, morning and night.
  • The Older Cool Dude: this guy is a decade older than the average share-houser but tries to kick it like a 20-something, often with cringe-worthy results.
  • The Kitchen Stinker: no vegemite sandwiches on the menu here – this housemate will insist on cooking with baked beans, eggs, blue cheese, fish sauce and anything else pungent.
  • The Party Animal: if you find a goon sack attached to your clothes line chances are you’re living with one.
  • The Landlord’s Offspring: a landlord’s dream tenant can be a housemate from hell – they follow you around with the spray and wipe and keep mum and dad dutifully informed of share house conditions.

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The Couch Hog

The Older Cool Dude

The Kitchen Stinker

The Party Animal

The Landlord’s Offspring