Hello! My name is Lydia, and I am here to help guide you on the journey of choosing housemates!

Usually, after moving out of student halls, people like to move into a house in the city to change their living situation and experience living in a house. It can be quite daunting when you feel like people have already sorted people to live with, but don’t worry; so many people are out there searching for housemates too!

Some people like to live with their current housemates whom they may have met in student halls, just because they know what it is like to live together and that the dynamic works! This also makes it easier to talk about where you want to live and go for viewings.

However, if you aren’t happy with your current housemates or simply fancy a change, there are many different options:

  • Course mates
  • People in societies and sports clubs you might be a part of
  • Current friends
  • Social media forums such as overheard in Exeter – there are always loads of people on here looking to pick up extra people to fill a house!

There are so many ways to find like-minded people who are looking to make new friendships and make memories with you for life! Keep an open mind and make sure you feel comfortable around your prospective housemates.

Good luck with your hunt!