How many people live in your house?

United States
October 5, 2008 6:27pm CST
Well to start off I have a really big family. There's me and six more girls. We all have kids except for two of us. The one is my step sister who is only 6. My adopted sister has 10 kids. My second oldest sister has 9. My third oldest has 2. The fourth oldest has 3. I myself have 2 of my own. So my one sister that has the three kids just bought a house the month she moved in she let my one sister and her husband with there two kids move in. Then they moved out and now my other sister with her husband with there two kids are moving in. So for the last several months there has been about 9 or more peope living in a four bedroom house with only one bath room. So how many people live with you? Happy Mylotting!!!!
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@Jasna88 (152)
• Serbia And Montenegro
6 Oct 08
I have small family- only me and parents. And now with us is living my boyfriend (he is going back in UK in 3 weeks and after 3 more there he is coming to live here permanently. Which he already do anyway :D).
• United States
7 Oct 08
Thats pretty cool. You sound like your happy with the size of you family. Small or big that all that counts is that your happy. It doesn't matter what size it is. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
6 Oct 08
You do come from a big family. I have 3 sisters, so there were 4 girls in my family. My oldest is married with 3 children, next is married, next is married with one child and I am married with 4 children. I don't think that any of us could stand living with each other and their families! So in my house it is my husband, myself and 3 of my 4 children. My oldest bought a house and now lives on his own.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
You sound like you have a pretty big family your self. You might think that you couldn't stand living with each other and there families but if it came down to it. I bet in a heart bet that you'd give them a place in your house to stay. Thats what my sister did. Thats why my other sister, her husband and her two kids our living with them. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@sunshine4 (8709)
• United States
7 Oct 08
You are right. If need be, I would definitely offer my home to my sisters and their families. That is very nice of your sister to offer her home to your family too. That is the great thing about families, no matter how much you can drive each other crazy, you are always there for each other.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes and thats what I love about my family because no matter how hard it is for any of us. We are always trying to make it better for everybody around us by doing what we can. Happy Mylotting!!!
6 Oct 08
I live with my in laws and my hubby and my 9 months old baby. But living with my in laws is as good as livin alone.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
When me and my hubby first go together we stayed between his moms and his grandparents. I personally liked staying at his grandparents better. More room, more people around that I got along with. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
I live with my dad together with my daughter, sister, brother and a house helper. Prior to when my husband left abroad, we would stay here at night too. This set up may seem odd for most of you but we're happy about living together as a family. And at this point, this is the most practical set up for us since I'm planning to follow my husband soon, of course I will tag my baby along.
• United States
7 Oct 08
Nope that setup doesn't sound odd to me. My sisters and I have gone back in forth from living with our father from time to time. You do what best suits you at the time and if that what does then do it. Because that way you know the bills get paid and you have a roof over yours and your childrens head. Thats what really counts is that your happy and taken care of. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@pawnee (187)
6 Oct 08
wow! Have you lot ever considered contraceptives?
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Well, first off there not one person children. There's total of 7 of us. Only 5 of us have children. Also another thing is some of them are adopted. Yes we have considered contraceptives. We all normally don't have unplained pregnancy's. Me and a couple of my sisters have a been on birth control and have gotten pregnant. So thats very rude of you to and ask so one that. Where do you getting off being rude asking someone that anyways. Just so you besides of using contraceptives I have also step in not having anymore children myself cause all I wanted was to so I had my tubes tie. So why don't you quit being so rude about people that have big family's using conraceptives. If you so worried about make sure you don't have any children. Better yet get your self fixed before you decided to reproduce since you don't think anybody shoulf have a choose to have children. We love our family's that we have. We take very good care of our children. Not you or anyone else has the right to ask someone that.
@pawnee (187)
7 Oct 08
wow! did i hit a sore point? Jesus christ woman calm down! I was joking but obviously youre to anal to realise it ffs. And i also think its a valid point! the world is getting over crowded, look at china for example! I wasnt being rude, i think its a fair point. Shame that somebody who cant take a joke (or have the brains to spell) is allowed to reproduce. Grow up idiot!
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@pawnee (187)
7 Oct 08
hmmm, no response? LMFAO
@mimico (3619)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Wow, there are so many people in your place! How do you move around? Can you even find solitude? There are 5 of us in our household. My parents, two brothers, and myself. We each have our own room and our own bathroom, but we always see each other because the house isn't that bug. In the Philippines, we normally live with our parents until we get married. I don't know why the Westerners are more independent and tend to movie out of the house after high school.
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• China
6 Oct 08
in the philippines, many things are like with china. we also live with our parents until we get married. in the western, many people haven't enough money for her house and don't like what our expect. they are poor as me and have to live in one house with family
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Its not that we move out after high school there are plenty of people that I know that either still live at home with there parents and work. Or they got to collage and come home on the weekends. Trust me there are alot of people like me weren't that great off we bearly get by from paycheck to paycheck. But we make sure each other has a roof over there heads if that means we all live together in the same house as for my two sisters that will be living together.
• China
7 Oct 08
i am confused, your paycheck is so pity, your family house is limit, and too many people are in one house, do you want your son/daught also live there??
@chengbeb (285)
• Philippines
5 Oct 08
We live in a compound. Within the compound there's three houses and an office. On the far end house lives my mother-in-law with my sister-in-law who's 18 and is still in College. The second house is where my brother-in-law, a geodetic engineer, lives with his wife and son who's 8 yrs old. The third house is where we live and with me is my nanny, my daughter who's 8 yrs old and my son who's 6. My father-in-law stays most of the time at the office together with my other brother-in-law. Although we live in different houses it's still one house...one compound and there's 11 people staying here. =)
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• United States
5 Oct 08
I would bet that makes for alot of fun. No chance of being loneyly there. You'll always have some one to talk to. As for my sister they we'll all be living in the same house it wont be split into three different place but she always has be five house down the street for to get away for a min.
• China
6 Oct 08
Terrible,If that thing happen to me,I should be craze.I would like to be quiet,but I don't like lonely.So I think it is best that three people live in together. Now I feel good because my home has three people that one is my girlfriend,the other is my classmate and me.
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@chengbeb (285)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
It's not really that crazy. In the Philippines, families are really close knit that even if we get married and have kids of our own we still tend to stay with our parents. In a different house though but near our relatives. In our compound that's just 3 families living together. But our the compound beside us are also family members. They're brothers and sisters of my mother-in-law with their own family. It helps to be together most especially during problems or downfalls. Although it can be quite a nuisance too you know. But we do get along nicely.
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• India
6 Oct 08
We are also a big family and total 16 Members live in our Joint-Family!
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Yes I'd say you've got a big family also. So joint family does that mean your like the brady bunch family just wondering. How many bedrooms and bath rooms do you have for the 16 people that live with you. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• India
7 Oct 08
We have separate bedrooms for them all and other rooms also.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
That pretty cool that they all have there own bedrooms. Happy Mylotting!!!
@mommyboo (13198)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Good Lord! I have a fairly large family too, as far as siblings, BUT we all live on our own as we are all grown. My youngest sister just got married. In my own house there is myself and my husband, and our son and daughter. We have an older daughter who is 19 but she moved out in June. I cannot imagine having anybody else living here. We have a four bedroom house and two bathrooms and this is about the extent this house could hold - 2 adults and 3 kids. While I would probably enjoy having ten kids, I'd have to have won the lottery or something so we had a big enough house and property lol.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes myself would enjoy have more kids if I could win the lottery too. But that why I stoped at two becaue its hard to aford your self plus more today with the way prices keep running. If it came down to it I bet you'd find away to fit more people into your house if for some reason they need a place to stay even if it was just for a short while that way they had a roof over there had and food in there belly's. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@pawnee (187)
7 Oct 08
Yea, you could have your own little china going on... great stuff!
@bhebie9 (65)
• Canada
6 Oct 08
whoa that's a really big family O___O;; I'm still 17 and still living with my parents. There's me, my little sis, and little bro, and then my parents living under the same roof ^^;;
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• United States
6 Oct 08
That's still a nice sized family. Not to little that your lonely. But not to big either just right. Thank you for you response. Have a good day. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• Canada
6 Oct 08
actually, I also have two big brothers and a big sister, but they're too old to be still living with us hehe.
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@cndn420 (2062)
• Canada
7 Oct 08
i have a total of 5 people in my family but right now there is only me and my parents living in the house right now
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• United States
7 Oct 08
That isn't bad that leaves plenty of room. I'm sure it might get lonely sometimes though. Thank you for you response. Have a good night. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• Tunisia
6 Oct 08
Hello loveyourgirls, in my house we are 5 : myself, my wife and our three lovely children. it's cool and often quiet. BUT in hollydays, the big family comes together for some days, my pa & ma, my brother, his wife and their two children, my sister, her husband and their two children. it's great (in the begining), and then it becomes NOISY and stressing.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Yes I do understand the noisy and stressing part. It can be like that at my sisters place all to. We all just try to make the best of what we have and be greatful for it. Then I get to go home to where I live for some peace and quite. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@Hatley (164524)
• Garden Grove, California
6 Oct 08
lovemygirls hi oh my you are a big group and with only one bathroom that makes it pretty hectic huh? well I m just the opposite as I have just the two of us in a two bedroom apartment. guess we are probably way in the minority.
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• United States
7 Oct 08
Thanks for your response. Have a good night. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@maddysmommy (16235)
• United States
6 Oct 08
Wow that is a lot of family members in one house. There is only 3 of us in a two-bedroom, 2 bath apartment.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Yes its alot of family but we all have someone to be with so non of us should get loney. Except for my nephew he might because except for there husbands he's the only boy there. But he'll be ok he'll have plenty of friends. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
We are 6.. that's mama.., my ate, me, the youngest, janjan and my nephew maddox...
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• United States
6 Oct 08
That about the way it was when i was growing up there was my parents and us 5 girls. Intell my parent spilt up so then then me and my youngest sister lived in between my both my parents houses. But at my dads house there was alway alot of living there. One move back in with there family stay there and then another one world. Then we'd all move and get our own places now were pretty much all back together again expect without our parents were just living together by our selfs because our parents have there own lifes now. Happy mylotting!!!!
@argie713 (1809)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
Five people live in our house. Me, my sister, my cousin, my aunt, and my mom. My brother is living in another house and my dad is working abroad. It's nice to have some company but too much is something I don't like.
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I understand. I like being around my family but at times its nice to be left alone and have alittle me time. Thank you for your response. Have a nice day. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• China
6 Oct 08
i hate too many people in one house. now i live in a room myself. but i like live with my family, not stranger. i want to know how big your house is and how expensive the house is there where you live. for example, if your salary is $2000 and the house price is $5000 per square meter, the house is expensive. by contraries, if the house price is $1000 per square meter, the house is cheap and common. how is it in your city? what city?
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Well the house I believe that my sister bought cost 57,ooo dollars.I believe she has to pay a house payment every month of $570.00 a month. I'm not sure how it all works my self eithere I rent. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@anneshirley (1517)
• Philippines
6 Oct 08
At present we are 12 in the house. I have 2 sisters, 4 brothers, 2 parents (mom and dad), 1 uncle, 1 sister in law and 1 niece. We don't feel congested at all because the house is quite big and we can only really see and talk with each other at night because most of us are working full time.
• United States
6 Oct 08
That sound like you have a full house. Well its good that you can all live there and get along with few problems. Its nice to see people big happy families. Happy Mylotting!!!!
• China
6 Oct 08
I am just living alone and missing my family very much
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• United States
6 Oct 08
Hey I understand how you feel there. When me and my husband first moved in together. I got very lonely because I moved about an hour away if not more away from all my family. It sucked because I don't drive so i didn't get to see them much except for like holidays because I worked alot and if I wasn't working my husband was but now i'll have two of my sister with there children living down from the street from me. Happy Mylotting!!!!
@nyumix (1661)
• Belgium
6 Oct 08
At this time, we are a small happy family. Only four of us are living in our small house. Me, my husband and our kids. that's it! But before we stayed for one and a half year with my parents in Asia. There were eleven people living there, including us. Very busy and crowded !
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• United States
6 Oct 08
I believe that it was very busy and crowded. But small is nice to. Its doesn't have to overly packed. I'm happy with my small family that I have with my husband too. But I also love being with all my sister and there families too. Have a good day. Happy Mylotting!!!!