*disclaimer: neither new nor ours
Sorry, I needed a catchy title to reel you in. But I did include a disclaimer right at the beginning, so no harm no foil, right?
So we have decided what to do about our living situation – final word! Kind of good and kind of bad…
We decided to finish building the second floor flat in my in laws house for our use.
I know what you’re probably thinking. We are never going to be free again! Probably not, but it’s better than the current situation and it does have some benefits.
Close to work.
Completely by my design.
When I say finish the second floor, I really mean finish. It’s been bare bones since the house was built 30 or so years ago.
And its been used as a kind of storage space ever since.
But it’s pretty big (3+1, around 130+m) and all ours. We need to move everything out and pour leveling concrete (which is the hardest part of what’s left to do), install the floors, paint, attach proper fixtures and outlets, totally finish the bathroom, and install cupboards…
Oh wow, that’s a lot.
But the windows and doors are done, electric and water works, so we just have to finish the inside. It’ll take a chunk of cash, but for less than the price of one year’s rent in another apartment we can have our own built up to our specifications.
I try to think of it more as an empty canvas.
And at least we are moving in the right direction.
(sorry for the lack of posts, a lot going on lately that I hope to be able to explain later…)