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MrsBucketxx Wed 16-Jan-13 13:46:35

As I'm feeling a bit jealous that everyone seems to live in bigger homes than me tell me about yours

This is mine here

I would love something with more space but I can only dream at the moment.

RCheshire Fri 18-Jan-13 19:39:34

Painful rents aren't just in the SE. Our 3 bed/dining hall/galley kitchen/lounge/bath/ensuite semi in the NW is £1600 pcm. It's a nice house (altho needs money spending on it) in a beautiful spot, but we do want more space now.

MrsBucketxx Fri 18-Jan-13 18:47:00

If only it was that easy, we are currently having to gut our rental property after the current tenant has left us with a major damp problem from not airing the house properly. Leaving us having to replaster, and a specialist damp company to fix it.

Its going back on the market but we can only afford to do this for so long, I know we should keep the deposit but we are not. As it wasnt really deliberate, I just have to wait thats all.

Angelfootprints Fri 18-Jan-13 18:42:14

Oh, I would love to see your home too fivegomad!

BikingViking Fri 18-Jan-13 18:37:45

I love my home. It's a 2 bed open-plan flat but very well insulated so we can walk around in t-shirts in the winter if we want to and our heating is only number 2. It takes max 1 hour to clean and is lovely and light throughout with light wooden floors. We have a balcony where we can eat outside in the summer and a massive communal park/garden with different play areas and bbq areas etc (no roads to cross to get there!) We're only renting but I've just extended the contract for another 2 years and the landlord has fixed the rent for that period grin

Toughasoldboots Fri 18-Jan-13 18:34:24

You said that you own another house and rent it out ( on another thread). Can't you sell that and add the money together to get something bigger mrsbucket?

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Fri 18-Jan-13 18:34:07

I believe you both smile just an old cynic! They both sound lovely! I've always fancied running a B&B but I'm not really a people person grin

MrsBucketxx Fri 18-Jan-13 18:28:55

Thank you :D

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 18-Jan-13 18:25:58

I will PM you as otherwise it is advertising.

MrsBucketxx Fri 18-Jan-13 18:24:39

Do you have a link?

FiveGoMadInDorset Fri 18-Jan-13 18:17:14

dreams you can google mine if you want to on the web as it is a B&B.

digerd Fri 18-Jan-13 18:09:02

Mine a 2-bed 2 reception semi bungalow. Just me in it. Infact my 4 other neighbours are single occupants, built in 1961. In a cul-de-sac. Don't drive, so convenient shops round the corner, Drs, chemist, post office. Bus stops with 4 buses an hour. Canal at back of garden trees and large field at other side of river. Location excellent. Beds both at back of property.

HeyHoHereWeGo Fri 18-Jan-13 17:20:49

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fussychica Fri 18-Jan-13 17:07:09

Drastically downsized to a 2 bed detached bungalow with large conservatory and good sized rooms other than a tiny kitchensad. Lovely area. Warm & cosy but still needs a bit of work. Not sure if we'll stay or move on when the work is done.

DewDr0p Fri 18-Jan-13 16:51:33

4 bed stone Victorian semi.

It's a beautiful old house but needs a lot of tlc which we are struggling to afford at the moment. Lovely big square rooms. Kitchen is a bit dark and needs replacing but has room for a table. I love my pantry though! It's freezing at times. With a bit of money to spend on it (new kitchen, bathrooms, flooring, curtains, roof etc etc) it could be stunning.

We may need to move this year and will not be able to afford anything half as good and I feel sad

Goodwordguide Fri 18-Jan-13 16:17:37

My first flat was the grottiest two-bed above a cash machine on a main road - we had to step round the drunks in the doorway to get in, the window in my bedroom wouldn't shut, it had mice and a chain-smoking flatmate - but I loved it!

Being in the middle of a major house move, I am obsessed with where and how other people live - nothing to do with envy, just straightforward nosiness grin.

MrsBucketxx Fri 18-Jan-13 13:52:19

can't add a conservatory cause of stupid covenants plus id have no garden left.

dreams im not lying im really not.

Flatbread Fri 18-Jan-13 11:54:02

I know what you mean, HDee. My first flat without roommates was at university. It was a small one bed, but with nice views of the river. Best of all, it was right next door to my department, so I could roll out of bed and attend classes.

I still think of it with affection. It might have seemed grotty and cramped to some, but for me it was the best place ever!

HDee Fri 18-Jan-13 11:31:40

My first home (away from parents) was a two bed, tiny council flat. Nasty area, hideous neighbours, but I was so proud of it and loved it.

I remember meeting a friend in the library once and taking her back there. Not sure she had been in a council place before because she looked seriously unimpressed.

Angelfootprints Fri 18-Jan-13 11:25:43


Could you add a conservatory on to become a playroom?

Flatbread Fri 18-Jan-13 11:22:45

Part of the problem is that in UK, property values are based on number of rooms not square footage. Hence lots of tiny rooms and inadequate closet space etc. in new builds. It is a really bizarre system!

We have a lovely three bed/ three bath. Room sizes are not huge, but not too small. It is an 18th century farmhouse on a hill, so great views, but lots of cold wind as well.

DreamsTurnToGoldDust Fri 18-Jan-13 10:27:55

I will only be a true believer if you post series of photos with yourselves in them [grins]

Beer, I have loaded up my (£2.99 from £2.99land) sledge with DIY stuff and am on my way round to fix wall.

Pinot Fri 18-Jan-13 10:09:46

Mine is as I described. Promise to the baby cheeses.

rubyrubyruby Fri 18-Jan-13 10:07:07

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BeerTricksPotter Fri 18-Jan-13 10:06:55

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Pinot Fri 18-Jan-13 10:06:24

Dreams grin Mine is true. I never lie <lies>

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