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Cornishandproud Fri 01-May-15 21:46:12

How big is your house?

I've just been offered a 2 bed house to rent, the lounge is approx 12 x 8, open plan to diner, 8 x 8 and the kitchen is 7x8, no seperate hall, the stairs are in the lounge, there's also a large fireplace taking up a chunk of the living room. Is this really tiny for a 2 bed house?

cestlavielife Fri 01-May-15 21:48:13

it depends - if it is just for you sounds fine.
if it is you and dh and 3 dc bit of a squeeze... but if it's cheap then you will manage .

londonrach Fri 01-May-15 21:54:16

Lived in a one bed flat (big enough for a double bed against the wall, one chest of drawers and a wardrobe, kitchen and lounge in one room which was was tiny and tiny showerroom so can be done however you have to have no stuff and be tidy!!!! Not sure i could do it for too long. Delends how many living in your 2 bed house. At least you got outside space.

Purplepoodle Fri 01-May-15 21:55:33

I loved my tiny 2 bed when it was just me and dh, it was so cozy. However

BlackeyedSusan Fri 01-May-15 21:56:05

sounds more like a fecking corridor....

londonrach Fri 01-May-15 21:56:38

Op can i add our 1 bed flat was the most relaxing places we ever lived in as tbh it so small you had to relax. Housework was very quick. However i know it was only for 2 months so treated it as a holiday home.

SqueezyCheeseWeasel Fri 01-May-15 21:57:18

It sounds minuscule to me.

CMOTDibbler Fri 01-May-15 21:58:52

Sounds like the two bed I used to live in, except the kitchen was 4x8 and it had been totally knocked through, so all downstairs was one room with open plan stairs.

I loved that house!

londonrach Fri 01-May-15 21:58:59

Op is this your house? www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2804826/Well-s-definitely-cosy-Britain-s-tiniest-home-sells-275-000-despite-200-feet-square.html

Cornishandproud Fri 01-May-15 22:01:39

It's a housing association property so will be long term. It's me and two children, the garden is just large enough for a rotary washing line.

BlinkingHeck Fri 01-May-15 22:07:41

How big are the bedrooms?
what other options do you have? Will you be offered another property if you turn this one down?

londonrach Fri 01-May-15 22:10:19

Does sound small long term. What happens if you turn this one turn. Will you be offered a other larger one. Where are you living now. Can you see a neighbour of same size and ask how they manage. X

Cornishandproud Fri 01-May-15 22:20:41

Don't know yet whether I can turn it down, if I'm able to I'd just go back to the bidding system. I'm currently in temporary accommodation and owed a homeless duty having fled dv (actually in a really nice flat at. The mo) I'm also not sure about this house as it's only 30 miles away from my ex and feels a bit too close. I've only seen it from the outside, it's currently empty and has been formally offered to me so I've had a good nosey through the windows, still waiting for a viewing.

oddfodd Fri 01-May-15 22:33:12

Where are you living at the moment? If you're in nice secure accommodation, agree it's small rooms. If you're in a B&B, it sounds a lot better.

CheeseandPickledOnion Sat 02-May-15 15:39:27

That's bigger than my house with me, DP, a dog and two cats. grin

It's small though with 2 children. Are they still ok to share?

DesperatelySeekingSanity Sat 02-May-15 15:50:45

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

velouria Sat 02-May-15 15:51:03

I was in the same situation, I think you have to take any house that is offered? I can't remember now, or maybe you have 1 refusal confused. I was offered this house and they said I could reject it, but that was because it only had a disabled shower rather than a bath.

It sounds as small as my sisters old house, which suited her, but she only had 1 child. Good luck anyway, and even if you do have to take it, you can look at exchanging in the future smile.

Stripyhoglets Sat 02-May-15 16:39:56

The offer letter should tell you if they will discharge their duty if you turn it down.

ImNameyChangey Sat 02-May-15 16:48:03

It's bigger than the flat we live in...me, DH, two DDs and a cat. Our kitchen s about 9 foot long by 5 wide. No diner. We have a sitting room in which we have to eat, watch TV and generally live. The bedroom in which DH and I sleep is too small for a double bed so DH had to build one within it!

ImNameyChangey Sat 02-May-15 16:49:32

Since it is a HA property OP I would grab it with both hands. Why would you even consider not taking it? I have a HA flat and feel fortunate...we would have LOVED a house. Unless you're in an area with tonnes of social housing it would be very unwise to turn it down.

rainbowdashpony Sat 02-May-15 16:57:06

I don't think it sounds small. We have similar size with a large family in it. It was expensive to buy.

TheoriginalLEM Sat 02-May-15 17:03:35

i cant visualise but take the flat! it will be "yours" and clever storage and a declutter will make it cosy. See this as a positive.

after a while you may be able to exchange.

PlanningMyFuture Sat 02-May-15 17:13:16

That is small. Very small.

DixieNormas Sat 02-May-15 18:06:07

Thats not small, my HA was about the same and it was fine. Shame about the garden but I wouldnt say the house is a problem.

id ask what woukd happen if you refused.

HermioneGrangerHair Sat 02-May-15 18:50:28

I lived in a similar-sized house for 4 years, with a housemate plus two boyfriends there part-time. You have to be disciplined about clutter, and keeping it tidy, but I actually get nostalgic about it. It was snug and cosy, super easy to clean, cheap mortgage and cheap to heat, and I cried like a baby when it was time to leave it.

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