I and my wife live in my in-laws basement apartment; everything is separate and the rent is affordable, so we jumped when we got the chance. We’ve been living here for about four years now.
This year, my wife’s brother, his wife, and their two kids moved in.
It has been hell. They make all kinds of noise constantly, as their mother refuses to let them be outside, despite the out of the way neighborhood we live in. The only time they’re quiet is When they get put to bed at 8. I can’t be comfortable in my house, can’t just walk around in minimal/no clothing, I have to be fully dressed at all times because they seemingly have carte blanche to go wherever in the house. I’m buying a lock for the inner door and keeping the outside door locked constantly.
My wife and I are childfree and can’t yet afford our own place. It’s only been a month! /rant