the beginning of this year I lived in a 3 bedroom duplex with 4 people including myself. it sucked! me and one of the other roommates were ALWAYS stuck cleaning up everybodies dishes and messes because they just refused to clean up after themselves. I had my own bedroom but the roommate whose room was right next to mine would stay up all night long watching movies and playing video games with the sound up all of the way. i never got any sleep and he was such a jerk that he would never turn it off or turn the sound down if i asked him to. plus the place itself was disgusting, far away from campus and the bus stop. one day both our toilets stopped working and our landlord took hours to come over to fix them. the whole experience was just horrible
I ended up moving into a one bedroom in november and LOVE it. I'm actually not paying more because i had my horse with me when i lived in the duplex but had to get rid of him so i'm actually not paying as much as i was when i had him. its so much better, no more cleaning up after anybody, no more staying awake all night cuz my roommate was too loud, no more having to track everyone down to pay their share of the rent, no more anybody eating my food. I did adopt a cat so I have company and my friend lives downstairs so I hang out with her when i get bored i go and hang out with her.