I moved out of my father's house four years ago because he's pretty difficult to be around. The house is filthy, he is nearing hoarder levels and he uses drugs. Unfortunately, it was living here or in my car. Before I came here he and I discussed the issue of compensation, and I offered to pay his dog's vet bills and refinish the walls etc (both of which desperately need done), and compensating for the extra utilities in lieu of paying rent.
In addition, I'm in the process of saving money to move 4500 km away, to a city I'll actually enjoy and that will benefit me, and this stay is only temporary, until next July maximum. My father is aware of all this.
Last night, going back on his word, he asked me to pay rent while staying here.
This is me grouchy, and perhaps immaturely, wanting to tell him to stuff it, as I'm all of 19 and have saved him the trouble of raising me, nevermind supporting me, since I was 15. Even here, I'm happy to provide my own food and utilities, all I'm requesting (and what was initially agreed to) was a roof over my head.
After talking this over with a friend, one possible scenario struck a cord with me- that was to move well before my planned date. As in for December or January. It would be tight for me financially, but I could arrange it so that I had 1-2 months frugal living expenses upon arrival, after paying for the move itself. It wasn't the cushion I was hoping for, but this way, I would only have to deal with the really awesome super fun things that transpire in this "home" until then.
Any thoughts? Feel free to PM me as well.
Thanks in advance.