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Pesky pests! How to manage pest problems in your share house

In case you missed it, New South Wales is battling a horrific mouse plague right now. But you don’t need to be in the grip of a once-in-a-decade infestation to have pest problems in your share hous...

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How sharing a place can save you money

We’ve all dreamed of living in our city’s most salubrious suburbs. Unfortunately, hospo budgets, student life and a pandemic make it tricky to live the high-life. Or do they? Source: Liz Seabrook...

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45% of members say messy flatmates still suck

13,000 people told us how they feel about living in a share house. And wow, despite a global pandemic, raging depression, crippling debt, lost jobs, broken relationships and cabin fever, messy flat...

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7 tips for sharing food with flatmates

Eat good food, make sweet coin, live your best life and love your flatmates are the words to live by. But sometimes this fool-proof plan doesn’t fall into place when your flatmate finishes your ice...

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Tweets that prove you and your flatmate are tight

Ever had a flatmate who just got it? Who just got you? We love the feeling when a flatmate turns into a friend. At last you can let your guard down and live your best no-pants life. Klaus Vedfelt...

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The best apps for your share house

How many people live in your share house? Whether the answer is two or twelve, we can guarantee that a few handy apps can help things run much more smoothly. Looking for the Flatmates App? Find...

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Your guide to moving to and living in Australia

Come backpacker, international student, grey nomad or traveller, here’s what you need to know if you’re moving to Australia (and want to unpack). At Flatmates we’re proud to welcome a Kaleidosco...

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How to live your best life on the cheap

Adulting is HARD, especially when you’re share housing and have to remain social, eat good food, pay your rent, do your chores, water your plants, catch up with friends, get good grades, drink wate...

National Share Accommodation Survey 2020 Insights

Almost 13,000 flatmates partook our NSAS to let us know what life has been like living in a share house in 2020. For some, the pandemic has made it rain, with 18% in a better financial positio...

The truth about shared living

Living in a share house can have its ups and downs. The cheap rent and split bills are amazing and the friendships we make can last a lifetime. However the dirty dishes, lack of privacy and com...

National Share Accommodation Survey Results

We asked, you answered. Over 10,000 people in the Flatmates community took our National Share Accommodation Survey to explore the attitudes, behaviours and frustrations that Australians experience ...

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