We have a foreign student living in our house!
We did save ourselves money on furniture though. We reused things that we already had, that we no longer needed for ourselves and we got a bed and a canvas wardrobe from Freecycle/ Freegle, which saved us a bit of money. The bed with mattress was better quality than any of the ones I had seen in the local charity shops!
I do seem to have spent a lot of money on food this week, but I think that was more on food that was for us than the student. So far it hasn’t been a problem to make food for one more person at dinner time and hasn’t cost too much more.
So we did it, we took the plunge and got a student – so far all is going well and we are finding it very interesting learning about the massive cultural differences between our country and China where our student has come from. It is early days yet though, so I will keep you posted!
Have you had students before? Do you have any tips for me on how to keep the costs down in relation to food, or any tips at all relating to having students – it all helps!