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Thursday July 27, 2017

Share your stories about flatting

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Kate Olsen is looking to write about people’s experiences with flatting. PHOTO: Emma McAuliffe By Emma McAuliffe

A Newtown woman is collecting stories about flatting in Wellington and beyond. Kate Olsen said she was inspired to start writing about flatting, when she thought about her own experiences with communal housing. She said she believed it was something not studied in New Zealand previously. “I used to live in a six person flat on Ghuznee Street - my flatmate Nicky had been there for six years

and in that time she had 58 different flatmates,” Kate explained. “That flat was a pivotal flat in my life. It’s always been at the back of my mind to do something with it.” Kate said she wanted to talk to people of all ages about their flatting experiences – from flats themselves to flat cooking and even flat interviews. “I’d like to see it made into a book with different chapters and sections, maybe on things like flatmates, flat dinners, flat interviews. “I’d put in a few of my own as

well,” she said. Kate said she met her husband in the Ghuznee Street flat. “We noticed when we were flatting that it was the people who had just moved out of home for the first time could usually be the most feral. “I always used to buy food then forget it was mine- so I had to label my food so I would remember it was mine,” she said.  Do you have a story about your flatting experiences to tell Kate? Get in touch with her at flattingnz@gmail.com

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