Pro : It’s cheaper
Nairobi has become so expensive and house hunting is not easy. There is nothing worse than wanting your perfect home, but you can’t afford because of the cost. Co-sharing space with a roommate not only make its cheaper on you but enables you to network and meet new people.
Con: Losing out on privacy
If privacy is something you really like, then having a roommate may not be for you. Depending on your roommate, your privacy is probably going to be infringed, whether you like it or not. If you schedules differ, you should be able to find a solution and work together.
Pro: Lifelong friend potential
Having a roommate could lead to having a long-life friend especially if you share similar interests. A roommate who is your friend not only shares your home with you but is concerned about your safety and well-being.
While having a roommate can be fun, here are some tips to consider:
- Meet in a public setting/ virtual meeting, or go with a friend to meet your new roommate
- Look for Social media accounts, they may help guide you
- Ask for references
- Follow your instincts.
- Create a lease agreement.