After two years of sharing an apartment with my brother, I’ve decided I should get my own place. Although improving our relationship was good, I know this is the next step for me to take. What I’m unsure about in taking this next step is whether to rent an apartment or to rent the room of a stranger’s home. The latter option will save me a good chunk of money, and the former will save me the weirdness of moving in with one or more complete strangers. I’ll save about 9% of my monthly income if I rent a room, which seems pretty significant. Knowing this, what would you do? Excluding a college dorm, have you ever moved in with a stranger? How did it turn out?