If a new mage lives in a shared residence with some who may not only agree with magic, but may be hostile towards it in their (owned) residence, how to do circles and hide circles?
You live in a residence with two other people who are both Christian, one less devout than the other but both frown upon scorcery/occult in general. A circle is needed for work, and with your limited dabbler supplies collected, you have chalk and a knife. There is a garage, a shed, a basement, and the rest of the house. The garage is used sometimes, the shed is rarely used. The shed is 2x5, the garage is 10x15. The shed has no cement floor, but wood; the garage is one that has a cement floor. The backyard extends far away from the house, and most likely candles would not be noticed (but the wind may blow them out). So, you can either take chances on chalking circles, or digging a circle in the wood or yard. You may be able to chalk the wood. However the shed is most likely far too small.
How to handle? Become a nightime crop circler, or chalk and spray the garage area (or basement)?