Two weeks ago we’ve received unexpected 2 months notice to leave our small house. We rent and landlady decided to sell the place.
I was devastated as I really like this small, quirky detached house. It has beautiful,small secluded garden, the neighbourhood is lovely and I’ve been living there comfortably for the past 2 years. I share similar taste to the landlady, so place needed only finishing touches when we moved in . About the pros : I’ve had my very own garden for the first time in my life and I was loving it!
We’ve put a lot of work to make something grow in here as soil was mostly rubble mixed with sand (don’t ask me why, I really don’t know :)) We’ve replaced it with fertile soil and it was beginning to look lovely (I think I’ll make small farewell garden tour).
The cons : it is very,very small. Kitchen is extremely small. It is so small, that I need to clean every equipment while cooking. It is impossible to make a big dinner. If I am brave enough to use pan, mixer and pot at the same time, it looks like “Extreme Hoarders (Kitchen special)” episode. Also, hubby loves to collect and hoard EVERYTHING, so half of the living room looks like a girly dream and the other half like a long forgotten storage from “Storage wars”.
Changing this place for something bigger sounds like a good idea, but there are two problems here: money and Edinburgh’s property market (we live in Edinburgh- UK) .Money – this is pretty straight forward:we don’t have much 🙂 and renting now is much more pricey then renting two years ago. The second problem is a whole different story: agencies and private landlords in Edinburgh tend to rent very small, damp, mouldy (yes, mouldy :-O) apartments without any problem, that’s why all agents and landlords act like they’re offering you Buckingham Palace, even if it looks like medieval cellar. The places we’ve recently viewed were awful and pricey or nice and very,very pricey (and gone in literally two hours)!
We’re going to see one apartment today. It is located in an old building (not old in “what a beautiful traditional house” kind of way, but in a “how on earth does it still stand” kind of way :)) . Pros: we know the landlord, it looked clean and spacious in the pictures and it has very small,” I need to look through my magnifying glass to see it” garden. So,we’ll see what happens.
I liked the apartment : it was quirky, bohemian style, very different. The small garden was cute and well maintained. Unfortunately, hubby didn’t like it ( no parking space, no additional place for his stuff ), so back to the drawing board!