*Moderately long back story ending in a question I need to answer by the end of January*
I currently live in a share house with four friends and our lease is up in Feb. One, maybe two friends, are planning on moving out. I thought of getting a six month lease and moving out just before my bub is due (lease would end early July and I'm due late July). Now where I was considering moving to mid this year was my dads (he has a large house where the bottom floor is like a self contained unit) however this is two hours away from my friends and uni, and I was only going to do it as dad wanted to give me a hand and guidance to get used to having a bub (I'll be a single mum). It's more and more possible that dad will be in either China, America or Newcastle (where I'm living right now) and so I'm wondering if maybe I should talk to my housemates and real estate about renting two rooms in my current place and have the baby there. This would be amazing for me as FOB lives a suburb away from there and has finally decided he wants to know and help with the baby, I will be living with my closest friends who will be part of the baby's life anyway and I will be much closer to uni so I can finish my degree easier (be more flexible/easier access to help and less organizing for exams and frequent traveling to campus) and I can get out working full time already.
If two of the current housemates move out and I can rent two rooms, I have another close friend who will replace the other friend so it won't be some random in the house either.
So finally my question is:
Do you think it would be a good idea to raise a baby in a share house? I live in a complex where i know other share houses have children so i know people do it, but is it a good idea for a first time very new mum? What advice can anyone give me about all of this?
I know another option is to move out into my own rental, however I've always lived sharing since I moved out of home and don't know if adjusting to that, a newborn and uni would be a good combination. I am still open to the idea though.
Please only helpful comments, I don't have time to sift through unhelpful posts.