An increasing number of folks I know are getting what a friend and I refer to as Basement Trolls--adults who, for whatever reason, are moving home for whatever excuse they can think of. A friend of mine thought she'd gotten rid of her Basement Troll, but they are kind of like bad pennies and come back when you least expect them.
In studying the behavior of Basement Trolls, I've found that they seem to like semi-subterranean rooms with wall-to-wall carpeting and wi-fi. Being paid to do things around the house that would be expected as part of living at home, if they were younger than age 18, along with free room and board seem to encourage their nesting instincts and make it harder to root them out of their new lairs.
While it's possible to prevent Basement Troll infestation through statements regarding the enforcement of rules, curfews, and daily chores, once they have settled in, anything outside of moving to a new home or cutting off their wi-fi connection won't remove them.
1 year ago