When you have a family or two which are your friends and each family needs a new home to live in, think about the variant of taking a 4 bedroom house for rent all together. Each family will pay less monthly, but no one will feel his family is cut in privileges, home space or conveniences. As a rule 4 bedroom houses for rent have four bathrooms, so each family will have a separate toilet and a shower. Even if you rent 4 bedroom apartments, you will have enough space there to live comfortably.
Before making your final choice which variant you pick up and signing an agreement ask the house owner if you may change something in this 4 bedroom houses plan. In case you are going to sign a long-term contract and rent a house for some years, you may get an agreement to build some room dividers or plant something in the back yard. There are some long-term rent agreements which may lead to the house owning. So paying a monthly rent, you become a house owner yourself.
In this case, you may ask the existing house owner about more dramatic changes in the home and rooms design and interior changes. However we recommend you to get a written permission each time you do something in in-house changing. This will be your “insurance” in case if the house owner claims about these changes. Renting a 4-bedroom house for a short term, avoid any changes there always.