OMG... what precipitated the spontaneous move-in? You all just couldn't get enough of each other?
I have often thought it would be fun to buy up a whole multi-unit building (a smallish one) and semi-cohabitate a la Melrose Place, maybe(?) without all the switcheroos and intrigue. My latest thought is to get a handful of guys, preferably some who are hadny, buy a small run-down motor court style motel down the shore and convert it into a handful of summer apartments for us and our friends.
Yeah, I've caught a number of your posts and it sounds like we've some similar approaches to life.
That stay probably started off with crashing there after a summer party and just never leaving. Before you know it's winter and time to head down to Florida where your parents had the boat fueled and ready to leave them on the dock. We were nutz. Too crazy. My bud wound up dead. So we probably could have shown a bit more restraint.
He was more crazy than me but that's just how we lived. And he lived on the absolute edge. A seriously fun guy; I'll never stop missing him.
From when I was very young, my parents sent me to sleep away summer camp so I'm comfortable with communal living and not just relate to your notion of living with friends but my friends and I have discussed ageing together, especially those of us without kids. I have a property where we could do that and it's a nice dream but for practical purposes it would probably never happen as we all age differently with regard to needs and timing.
But until we're all dead there's still fun to be had. My friends have already put in for vacation timed to descend on my place again next year and more have found out about our gathering thru facebook so are also thinking about joining if they can get away.
I was brought up with a saying for when unexpected company drops in during dinner. FHB. Family Hold Back. There's always plenty at our table for a friend.