Originally Posted by WCFire
I actually do have a down payment fund I've been saving. I can't bring myself to buy instead of rent though, since I'm unsure how long I'll be in this town for.
I couldn't wait to leave my parents house, and they felt exactly the same. OTOH, all of my children lived with us after university, we enjoyed their company as adults and were sorry when they moved out.
If you are staying with them to save you surely have a financial goal in mind and once you each it you will move out, right?
Living on your own is not easy, there are so many things that must be done (meals, cleaning, bills, etc) and never enough hours in the day to do them all. It is part of the learning process, however, and the skills and discipline acquired here are helpful if / when one decides to make and raise a family.