Some background: I am a 22 year old male and my girlfriend is 20 years old and we have been dating for 5 years and we went to high school together and now we are both commuting to colleges that are close by. She graduates with a degree in dental hygiene in May of this year and I graduate in December with a degree in Middle childhood Math&Social Studies education. I am 1 semester behind in school so I will be student teaching this coming fall. We have both lived at home through our time in college to save money and we are both just eager to get out of our parents houses now. So we have been given a very unique opportunity and I'm just looking for some peoples opinions.. My mother works with a 65 year old woman who is moving across the country to marry someone she has known for quite some time and she is going to live with him from September 2017 through January 2019, when he retires they want to move back and live in her same house. So she is looking for someone to do some glorified house sitting during that time, she says all we would have to pay is utilities for what we use and she estimated about $600/month for this. The house is a 3 bedroom ranch with a finished basement and is in a very nice neighborhood about 30 min from mine and my girlfriends hometown. She is going to leave all her furniture and appliances and that sort of stuff so we wouldn't have to buy any of that. She has already verbally agreed to pay for anything that breaks like a washer/dryer, garage door, or dishwasher given it isn't purposely destroyed by us obviously lol. This sort of situation is unique and I can't really find stories of it on the internet anywhere, but it sort of reminds me of like renting a condo at the beach or something where someone else owns all the stuff inside, but you're just renting it out for the week, but in our case it's a little over a year. I think it sounds like a good idea for me and my girlfriend to get our first place together and get our feet wet to see if we like living with each other because we have both never lived outside of our parents houses. Just wondering if other people think this a good idea or is it too good to be true? To me it sounds like a very cheap way to experience living on our own for a while, while we both look for permanent jobs in our career field and see where we want to find a permanent home.