I am going to be out on my own soon, it is not really as though this arrangement is that bad, but it is not a permanent thing and it was never intended to be. There are five of us sharing a huge old house on the edge of the city and it works out great for saving money. For instance we have a great satellite TV package, it costs a fortune, but we only pay around twenty five dollars each for it. The same thing goes with the Internet and energy providers. The five of us use a lot of power, but when you divide it up five ways it is not that bad. The house belongs to Billy John, he lets the rest of us stay there for a couple hundred a month each. I suspect that covers what he owes on the place and a lot more. In fact I think that his grand dad gave him the house. It is not anything special and it looks a bit of a mess, but for what I am paying you can not get anything that you would feel safe staying in.
The thing is that I have been living here for over a year and a half and I have been saving the money that I did not spend on rent. At first it was not that much, but then I got a good job working in an insurance company and that has worked out really well. So now I am thinking that I can buy a place of my own. Obviously it is going to be a small place and I will probably have to do without a lot of the extras. That is just the way that it shall have to be in the short term.