Sharing a room… should I do it?

The day has finally arrived… You have waited for many years and finally you have decided to take a step outside your parents’ house. Perfect … your own Madrid space sounds like freedom and independence. Now you just have to decide whether to choose a shared apartment or rent one for your own.

If you are at this point where you have not yet decided, read this post in which we give you the 5 advantages of sharing an apartment.

  • Multicultural experience:

Madrid is one of the most cosmopolitan cities in Europe, so it is very likely that in your new apartment, you will share with a foreign person or with someone from other city of Spain. If you like to know different cultures and customs, this will enrich your cultural baggage.

  • Personal growth:

It is true that in both cases, you will have greater responsibilities than when you lived with your parents. But living in a shared environment will make you put into practice your skills to socialize, respect other customs and, above all, to have tolerance.

  • It is cheaper:

Renting a room will be much cheaper than renting an entire apartment, so if you are looking for a place in the city center or if your goal is to live in a central area with a limited budget, your best option will be to share an apartment .

  • You will never be alone

If it is the first time that you will live away from your family, this is a great option so that the change is not so drastic. You will always have someone to talk to and you can even make a real new friend, one of those that last a lifetime.

  • Sharing household chores

You can always distribute the tasks of the apartment with your “compis”, either taking out the garbage or washing the dishes. In addition, you will be able to share common expenses such as certain basic foods or cleaning products.

If this post has helped you to decide to rent a room, you can see all our options HERE. And if you still have doubts and need some help to choose your new home in Madrid, you can write to us at we will be happy to help you.

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