Which one are you? Armed with her distinctive and beautiful art style, Chloe Dungate breaks down the different types of flatmates we have all probably encountered.
After living away from home for ten years, Chloe opens up about the different personalities she has lived with and the side-effects of living with them, in a video we found all too relatable.
Kicking off with her university experience, the video opens with what she calls “the standard clubber” and it is safe to say, if you are a university student, you will have experienced living with this type of flatmate. We know we have.
A new flatmate type to us – one we feel fortunate enough to not have encountered – was the “bio-hazard flatmate”: essentially, someone who doesn’t do the washing-up and claims to have a good ethical reason behind it. We won’t spoil the details for you but lets just say things get mouldy.
One of our personal favourites has to be the “internet nerd” (not that we’re biased). How could it not be? As Chloe says they have “an encyclopaedic knowledge of memes”. Really, what more do you need from a flatmate?
There is a serious aspect to the video which becomes evident towards the end. Something Chloe is keen to dispel is the myth of the perfect flatmate. She makes a point to remind us all that a perfect flatmate does not exist. As she says, “It’s not you and it’s definitely not me either – people can be hard to live with!”
She goes on to say that living with anyone will give you “great stories you can tell at parties, bad memories you can laugh about later, experiences you can learn from, and just having fun. And probably still the occasional stolen pint-glass.” Regardless of whether the first time you are living away from home is in a university halls or a shared house in the city centre with friends, it is a learning curve and usually a fun one!
Here at TenEighty, we LOVE Chloe’s art and we can’t wait to see more!