14 Types of Housemate You’ll Probably Live With at University
You’ll make friends for life at university and meet many, many, many different people. Here are just some of the ones you’ll probably end up living with.
1. The one who’s always in the mood for a party.
Literally. Day or night, you can find them ready and waiting with their up-to-date pre-drinks playlist. They usually always have mates round and have probably never turned down a night out. But, think how much fun you wouldn’t have without them.
2. The ghost.
For all you know, they’ve moved out. This one is a complete mystery. They manage to live with you without anyone knowing their whereabouts. When do they eat? When do they shower? When do they leave for lectures?
3. The sporty one.
They go on evening runs and they’re up at the crack of dawn to head to the gym. All while you’re a hungover mess in the corner of your room watching Friends. You honestly don’t know whether you love them or loathe them.
4. The messy one.
You’ll never understand how they manage to use so many dishes, nor how they can be so chill about leaving them on the side to grow mould. They’re a health hazard to everyone and, when you’re not furious that there are more dirty dishes, you’re kind of worried about them.
5. The unreasonably clean one.
Watch out if you’ve left a mug on the side; you might find a note in it. Their cleanliness expectations are way too high for the reality of living in a student house. However, just think how gross the house would be without them.
6. The musical one.
You thought you liked the drums before you lived with this person. Sure, everyone needs a hobby, but wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to know anything about it?
7. The one who is only here to study.
They’re definitely at uni, not unay. They don’t really care about the social side of student life and they definitely don’t want you to host pre-drinks.
8. The player.
They seem to bring home someone new every night. How are they doing it? Have they got some sort of magical power, and if they do, can you get some tips?
9. The one who loves a good passive aggressive note.
They must spend a small fortune on post-its. Beware of doing anything wrong in the house, you’ll likely find a brightly coloured passive aggressive note aimed at you.
10. The liability.
Heaven forbid they be left in the house alone; there may not be one to come back to. If there’s something that can be broken, they’ll break it. Good luck getting your deposit back with this one.
11. The criminal.
They steal your milk, your leftover pizza and your toilet roll. You have trust issues thanks to this person and may never be able to live with other humans again.
12. The one in a serious relationship.
Their partner might as well be paying rent they’re in the house that often. They are the cause of many an awkward situation and really do need to get a room…in their own house…far away from other people.
13. The parent of the house.
Someone has to do it. They take it upon themselves to be in charge of the bills and they’re probably the only one who bothered to read the instructions for the heating. This one keeps you all in line and possibly alive, too.
14. And the one you’ll never be able to live without from now on.
You love living with this person. You respect each other’s space, have a laugh and share more in jokes than you can keep track of. Living with them has been one of the best things about university and you never want to have to live apart ever again.