I'm 24 and still living with my dad.... That is... until this friday when i move out :)
The way i see it, if you're not from Michigan, then you're not really going to get the kind of job market and economy that we have right now. I apply for jobs left and right in my area, and some even outside my area if it pays enough. Yet i havent gotten a single call back from any of them. I dont even know how half the people that live in michigan even survive and get by with the jobs they have. I was working full time at a factory, doing back breaking work, 40 hours a week.... For MINIMUM WAGE. People usually go to factories because they pay a little more then regular jobs, due to the strenuous nature of the work. They knew they could get away with paying people minimum wage, because jobs here are so scarce, to even have one makes you lucky. Even when i was working at blockbuster, i couldnt afford to live on my own. a 1 bedroom apartment around here is like... 380-475, which is pretty steep in the economic state we're in. At blockbuster i was making about 500-520 a month, and even with the lowest cost, i'd be paying rent, and have enough for maybe 3 bills at the most. And that doesnt even account for food, gas, or anything of that nature. How is a person supposed to be able to move out, when the market these days is clearly not in favor of the youth.
My dad never made me pay rent, do chores, or anything like that. The only thing i had to pay, is gas in the car to use it to get to and from work. I have a 21 year old sister that still lives at home as well, and she doesnt pay rent either. She cleans every once in a while, which pisses everyone off. Why? Say i have a stack of papers on the table that i have to turn in to my army recruiter the next morning... If she see's it laying around, she'll either throw it away, or stuff it somewhere. Then when you ask her about it, its "I don't know, you shouldn't leave your stuff laying around anyway."
And for all the people that just leave the "Their house, their rules" comments, you're not really giving any viable input.
My input is that you parents are totally bat shit crazy, because the parents role in a child life is to guide them, not to control them. After a certain point, the parents have to realize that they need to take a backseat in the childs life, and let them make their own accomplishments and their own mistakes. I'm not saying that you dont have to do chores or anything like that, because you should still do that, because that still gives you structure, and also it makes them happy. Let them know that not having a curfew would mean that you'd be out at all hours of the night, each and every night, its about having the freedom to do so. To call home and say "Hey, the girls and I are going to head over to so-and-so's house, and i might not be home until around 1 or so."
If you live in South Eastern Michigan, i'll come over there and talk to them myself. :P