- April 21, 2021 at 7:06 am #320ReubenKeymaster
We started a topic to talk about sharehousing as a potential solution for some older people. But for those of us who live in sharehouses, or did in our younger days, we’ve all had those housemate from hell experiences, that make it seem like a questionable choice…
What do you think? Lets use this topic to swap war-stories from our time living in sharehouses, whether it was in your youth, or nowadays?
- May 4, 2021 at 6:38 am #415WendyParticipant
I haven’t had shared housing experience, however a friend has and it wound up in a court case. Her housemate complained about everything my friend did (breathing?)! The magistrate eventually dismissed the case saying the claims were puerile!! My friend managed to break the lease and leave…..
- September 17, 2021 at 1:09 pm #1386Buzz Rainbow WolfParticipant
My first share house was in the mid 80s , I had moved to the city with another gay guy from my hometown in Gippsland. Phil and I got tired of being under threat of poofter bashers , groups of young men who went looking for a fight , we were a soft target , so moving to the big smoke and into a house in Windsor , next door to a lovely gay couple was just heaven . Unfortunately my housemate Phil had a bad habit of bringing People with Bad behaviours into our house , one time due to one of his blow ins I nearly had my nose bitten off in a fight with one of his so called friends . Then another guy who supplied Phil with Dope and Alcohol , sexually forced himself on me , pretending it was a spiritual exersize I was going to learn .
I didn’t have the strength of will to say no , and just let him do to me what he wanted .
Then moths later this horrid individual turned up at my door , threatened violence if I didn’t pass on a message to Phil who owed him money , then he assaulted me , hitting me with his fists and so we fought down the hallway , I fell down under his onslaught, and he then grabbed a brick holding a door open into the hall and struck me repeatedly on my head , each time he hit me there was a flash of bright light in my head and the second time I passed out for a few seconds , when I came too he threatened to come back and kill me if I didn’t pass on the message and left me bleeding in the hall . I was rescued by my best gay friend Noel next door and taken to Hospital.
The police took a statement and when it went to court the perpetrator got off with a good behaviour bond of $2000 because he brought up the fact we had sex in the past . Therefore it’ was perceived as a domestic drama and played down by defence .
I have had beautiful share house experiences since with straight women , lesbians and older gay men . I was devastated when one of my dearest housemates died of HIV related pneumonia in Fairfield Hospital . Larry was the dearest loving soul and I miss him so much . He taught me reiki , crystals and massage
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