I have to admit I like it that way, being a very private person in life....sharing is not something I do well, I guess because I give so much when I work.
Sounds worse than it is......I just like my own space really to unwind.
I don't have a spare bed or guest room! We have blow up mattresses that we use when people stay. Friends with kids sometimes come and stay so that the kids can play into the night and the grownups can have a glass of wine and not worry about getting home.
My in-laws will put in from time to time. Its a pleasure to have them stay over. We don't have any room extra rooms but they are willing to tough it out where ever they can. All the members of my immediate family tend to do the same thing to them when we travel to their parts of the country on business. It goes both ways. I've grown to love sharing space like this.
But only with family.
Last time people stayed was during Expo 88. We had a camper-trailer then, & set it up for them, with an electric light they could use. Very comfy mattress & bed linen, including a few doona's, as it was winter & they elderly. No room upstairs, as our small children occupied, each their own bedroom.
They could access the downstairs 'ensuite' & ate with us, all meals.
It was a pleasure having them for the week, as we'd met them on our Honeymoon a number of years' before on our SE Asia Tour. They'd hosted
us at their home in Sydney a few times' as well.
We remained friends' until they passed away, a few years apart. We just 'clicked' with them & became great friends, with lots of happy times together. Miss them.
Yes. We have people stay over occasionally. If they are prepared to sleep on the couch or the blow up bed, they are more than welcome. Sometimes we have people who have come from the country or interstate. I also have a friend who stays from time to time. If we go out and the event finishes around midnight, she would sooner stay overnight and travel home the next day.
The day we moved in to our very, very new house, a friend asked if we could have her little daughter stay the night with us, as she wanted to go out that (same) night!.Then years later, our youngest daughter moved her b/f in for a while. Luckily, we really liked him! After that we had our eldest daughter stay once with her partner when they were visiting from interstate.They stayed in her sisters room, who had left home years ago by then! Our house is too messy to have anyone, even the kids, stay now! When we visit our youngest daughter & her partner, interstate, we sleep on a blowup mattress, in a room her partner uses for his drum practice, (but not when we're there!) We also slept on a blow-up mattress in the very big lounge room of the eldest daughter, when we visited the 2 of them & the 2 grand-children. We always stayed a week. Both daughters live in the same state, & we visit them about 5 times a year..