I want to enjoy every day
(I want to change my lifestyle habits!)
I have a keen interest in international exchanges
(I want to make foreign friends!)
I want to save the moving costs
(Furnished and no agency fee required!)
The security deposit is one month's rent excluding the common area charge (Kyoekihi). The balance after deducting 20,000 to 30,000 yen (it varies by the type of room) will be returned to you when you move out. A house share requires neither an agency fee nor key money.
The common area charge includes the cost for gas, electricity, water, internet and common consumable items (e.g. toilet paper, cleaning detergent, etc.) You can spend less monthly expenses for a shared house than one room apartment. The reason why our tenants chose to live in shared houses is "to get better value for money if they have to pay their rent every month anyway" not simply "to live cheap". Moreover, in a shared house, you can gain an advantage as if you are living in an apartment having a Living, Dining and Kitchen area with 1 bedroom (1LDK) because you can use the wide-open living room and the large kitchen besides your own bedroom.
You may be annoyed by housemates making noise or cannot use the kitchen and the bathroom at any time you want. Remember that you live with other people. If you don't care much about such negative aspects, you will be able to make the most of the above positive aspects. You will also find that shared living with others can be surprisingly comfortable.