Living with housemates can be an exciting journey filled with late-night conversations, laughter, and lasting memories. Your new home and housemates would, in time, become like a second family to you!
Hence, building a good and healthy friendship with them is the first step to achieving it. But we know it’s easier said than done.
That’s why we’ve compiled these low-effort yet exciting things you can do with your housemates to break the ice and hopefully start the journey to being lifelong friends!
Picture this: you and your mates, settled in for the evening with a stack of snacks, the glow of the screen the perfect chill-out vibe.
Watching movies together (or entire TV series!) is more than a way to unwind; they’re a fun and fantastic way to kickstart banter, share cultural touchstones, and forge lasting connections with your housemates.
Elevate movie nights with a curated binge-fest. Think iconic film trilogies, critically-acclaimed indie gems, or the latest buzz-worthy series.
If the movie marathon is feeling a bit played out, why not mix it up? Dive into a gripping docuseries or a cult classic show for a full-on binge session.
Ultimately, movie nights are about being in the know, sharing hot takes on plot twists, and creating those ‘you had to be there’ moments that you’ll reminisce about long after uni’s done.
For foodies and those who love a good gastronomic adventure, take your flatmate hangouts into your local streets and embark on a flavour-packed journey, right on your doorstep.
Research good restaurants in your neighbourhood that serve authentic dishes from your dormmates’ countries of origin. It’s a chance to walk a mile in their taste buds, discovering each other’s preferences, quirks, and food faves.
Got a local in the crew? Tap into their insider knowledge and let them lead the way to tried-and-loved local cuisine instead of the first local restaurant that Google recommends.
Don’t really have the energy for a fancy dinner at some swanky eatery? How about flipping a dull evening into a full-blown pizza fiesta with your flatmates?
Get the dough rolling and set up your very own DIY pizza parlour right in your kitchen. Lay out an array of toppings, sauces, and cheeses, and let everyone unleash their inner pizza chef.
Get an upbeat playlist going and you can kick off a dance party as you get those pizzas assembled and baked. Or if you prefer chiller vibes, some lofi beats are the perfect background music to spark off some banter or deep convos while baking or eating pizza.
Once those pizzas are golden and gooey, gather round, flaunt your culinary creations, and snap some insta-worthy shots for the ‘gram or even start a ‘Pizza Wall of Fame’ in your dorm’s common space.
Bored with watching TV series and need something more challenging for the evening? We’ve got the perfect idea for you!
Hosting a board game night is the perfect way to spend time strengthening bonds, creating lasting memories, and engaging in some healthy competition. Invite mutual friends over for a fun time as you bond and get to know more about each other.
At Y Suites’ game rooms, we have a diverse variety of board games, including classics like Monopoly and Scrabble, and party games like Codenames or Pictionary. So, you won’t need to invest in getting stuff that you’ll propbably only use once in awhile – just bring the gang over to the communal space!
Living with your housemates can sometimes feel awkward, especially at the start of your co-sharing journey.
On that note, we recommend celebrating festivals together as a way to get to know each other better and allow everyone to relax, mingle and enjoy the time!
Whether it’s Christmas, Diwali, Hanukkah, or any other cherished celebration, encourage each housemate to contribute decorations that reflect their cultural traditions – creating a vibrant and diverse festive atmosphere.
Through sharing stories, customs and traditions related to the festival you’re celebrating, you get to widen your knowledge and understanding of different cultures. And, who knows, maybe this will be the start of some holiday traditions for you and your housemates!
New in town and need a place to stay for the duration of your academic journey?
No worries – we got you. Y Suites is the solution to your accommodation issues!
Located within walking distance to prestigious universities and convenient amenities like major public transport hubs, our off-campus student accommodations will definitely cut down the time you spend on travelling.
Our service apartments are located in multiple regions, including Sydney, Canberra, Melbourne and Adelaide with more than 5000 local and international students having stayed with us!
And here’s the best part – our all-inclusive rent covers:
✅Premium, fully furnished student rooms and shared apartments, inclusive of Wi-Fi and utilities
✅Full access to various common areas for socialising, studying, exercising, playing, and resting
✅The opportunity to connect with other like-minded students from different prestigious universities through our community events
✅Excellent security measures that ensure your personal safety
✅ Hassle-free customer service managed by our attentive and well-trained staff
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