Is it the norm to live in Barracks?

#1
I'm thinking of living on barracks after phase 1 and phase 2 training, do most people stay on barracks or rent somewhere? I'm thinking i could save more money staying in barracks? Also, what are they like, shared or single and what size are they?
 
#2
Most young toms live in Bks. Some barracks like ours in Merville (Colchester) are brand new and every bloke has his own room en suite with a TV room and kitchen shared by four. Some barracks are sh1t holes and you'll be in a four man room or more with crappy showers and toilets with only the NCO's getting their own room. The better your accommodation the more you pay for it! It's much cheaper than renting though.
 
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