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AIBU to not see the point

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tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 16:39:03

of a bungalow especially nowadays when land is at a premium?

PourquoiTuGachesTaVie Wed 14-Jan-15 16:43:18

Yabu not everyone can manage stairs or wants to live in a ground floor flat.

Fingeronthebutton Wed 14-Jan-15 16:43:26

Perhaps you might end up in a wheelchair one day, but still want your garden.

forwarding Wed 14-Jan-15 16:44:45

Can you really not imagine why someone might have to live. Somewhere with no stairs?

How strange.

PenguinsandtheTantrumofDoom Wed 14-Jan-15 16:44:51

I totally understand them for the elderly or those with mobility problems.

I don't get why you'd want one if stairs aren't a problem for you though - far less square footage for your money.

LurkingHusband Wed 14-Jan-15 16:48:50

On the other hand ... our bungalow is 1400 sq. ft. Try and get that in a house nowadays.

Anyway, we had no choice but to buy a bungalow. Wheelchairs don't climb stairs too well.

Swingball Wed 14-Jan-15 16:49:29

Every building should be a high rise op?

BreconBeBuggered Wed 14-Jan-15 16:49:54

A well-designed bungalow can use space much more efficiently than many houses in my experience. And if mobility problems occur, you don't need to turn your only reception room into a bedroom.

ThePrincessButtercup Wed 14-Jan-15 16:50:27

YABU to not be able to understand this concept.
God, I wish I had a bungalow. envy

Stinkle Wed 14-Jan-15 16:53:02


My grandmother lives in a bungalow because she's elderly, frail! registered blind and can't manage the stairs anymore.

I wouldn't choose to live in a bungalow at this point in my life, but may need to in the future.

Stinkle Wed 14-Jan-15 16:53:46

Excuse the random !

ThatDamnedBitch Wed 14-Jan-15 16:56:13

I highly doubt you're that ignorant OP I think it's more likely that you just feel like being a goady fucker. But if you are that ignorant you really should be ashamed of yourself!

Greywackejones Wed 14-Jan-15 16:57:47

If love a bungalow. All the plusses of a flat but fewer neighbours!

Samcro Wed 14-Jan-15 16:58:50

i would love one
then I have someone in a WC

tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 17:00:01

House prices are sky high here in the South, my neighbours have knocked down a house to build a bungalow!! They are a young family with 2 children.
Why would they do that the house is worth more than the bungalow?

Sorry I should have explained that earlier but I was rushing to get the kids.

Summerisle1 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:02:59

YABU. What a ridiculous question! Of course there's a point to bungalows otherwise they wouldn't exist would they? There are many people who couldn't manage to live in a house with stairs and some people who just prefer to have their house all on one level.

Pshaw! Goady Fucker Alert!

Summerisle1 Wed 14-Jan-15 17:03:32

Why would they do that the house is worth more than the bungalow?

Because they prefer to live in a bungalow and because it is none of your business!

Honeydragon Wed 14-Jan-15 17:05:52

So we should only build bungalows in the North? confused

tidytidy Wed 14-Jan-15 17:05:57

Thats a bit rude !!

I can be a nosey neighbour on here, surely?

Stinkle Wed 14-Jan-15 17:07:13

Maybe they just prefer bungalows.

Some friends of ours recently moved into one. They specifically wanted a bungalow as they're planning on adding an upstairs to make it a dormer. They've got bags of room downstairs and the option to extend into the loft without the expense and hassle of an extension

OnIlkleyMoorBahTwat Wed 14-Jan-15 17:07:34

Notwithstanding the slightly bizarre question, do they still build bungalows?

Also, when I was in Dublin once, I noticed that they had terraced bungalows and I realised I'd never seen such a thing anywhere else confused.

Bungalows are perfect for many people and anyway, some parts of the country still have plenty of places available to build on.

SauvignonBlanche Wed 14-Jan-15 17:07:57

Do you have detailed and intimate knowledge of your neighbours' medical and social backgrounds OP?

Bowlersarm Wed 14-Jan-15 17:09:24

Knocking down a house to build a bungalow isn't the normal way round, but maybe they have a really cool and contemporary design?

Hatespiders Wed 14-Jan-15 17:09:54

We absolutely adore our bungalow. We find stairs a bit tricky now. And just the two of us would be lost inside a house. Our last place was a house, and this bungalow is infinitely better.
I watched a prog on TV a while back that said bungalows are now in demand, even by young couples. Another advantage is that each room can be anything you like. Our third bedroom is actually our little study. One of our neighbours, an elderly widow, uses her second bedroom as a second sitting room as it's sunny in there, and another bedroom is her sewing room. They're so flexible.
We wouldn't want a flat because we like gardening and our 3 cats need to go outside.

youbethemummylion Wed 14-Jan-15 17:10:07

They have terraced bungalows in the North East which I had never seen before I moved here, they are huge inside!

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