Wednesday, September 3

Little Pink Houses

. . . and one for us! Bryce and I couldn't wait to tell our oldest we would be living in a PINK house in Luxembourg. My Little Ponies and a pink house, are you kidding me?

Our housing hunt started the first full day we were there. Bryce and I had received some tips from one of his colleagues the night before so we had some neighborhoods in mind. We also learned that apartments DO NOT come with light fixtures or washer and dryers. So we were not quite as shocked to see wires hanging out of the ceilings. Weird, huh? Ya know what else? Toilets are in their own separate little room (closet) from the bathtub and sink.

This little pink house was the 3rd place we looked at. As Bryce and I looked around we could actually picture our life there. Our stuff there. It just seemed like a perfect fit. The main floor has the living room, dining room, entry way, kitchen and a 1/2 bathroom. The second floor has 3 bedrooms and a full bathroom. The third floor (I'm not making this up) is an open loft area. Although it has slanted ceilings, it is still possible to stand. Perfect sleeping area for guests (you are coming to visit, aren't you?) Both staircases are steep and wooden and have toddler death trap written all over them. Yes, they will be gated at all times.

There is a garage, unfinished basement, little back patio, yard and clothes line. I'll admit it was the clothes line that sealed the deal for me. And the neighbors beautiful vegetable garden. Strange thing about this house is that the rent was less than both of the apartments we looked at. Feels too good to be true. Maybe it is. But for now, it feels like home.

Up tomorrow - FOOD!

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15 comments:

Lisa said...

ADORABLE!!!! Sounds like there will be lots of space for the family.

Andi C said...

How perfect!

Rachel said...

Interesting - always funny to see what is "normal" in other countries (like no light fixtures - what?). Glad everything worked out!

Emily & Jeff said...

yay!! sweet and kitchy!

Angie said...

Sounds perfect! :)

But, I agree -- that's funny about no light fixtures. You know though, light fixtures aren't cheap, so I could see what that might be.

Monkey's Mama said...

that sounds great! Forget the sleeping--think playroom :) for you!

mchronicler said...

I can't believe how much you guys got done on the trip - how good that must feel, Productivity Princess!

Jessica said...

I will be coming to visit! I think that loft is the perfect crafty place, don't you? It seems perfect that you could envision your family living there...sounds like everything is coming right together!

amy said...

We used to live in a pink house and our kids called it "The Pink Home House", such fun!

aaronandsharla said...

What a beautiful place! I have been there- beautiful country. Best of luck to you. I love the MTM idea coming up next Mon. and I can't wait!! What a fun idea!

aaronandsharla said...

p.s we did rent a place here in AZ where there were no light fixtures at all and no w/d!! We were shocked about the light fixtures and could not believe we had to provide our own.

Michelle Sybert said...

When you buy a flat in a high rise in China, it is similar. There are just pipes and wires sticking out of the walls waiting for the next owner. Maybe the previous owners of the charming pink house are enjoying their fixtures in their new home! :)

Michelle Sybert said...

thanks for the shout out Katy!

elizabeth said...

Everything looks wonderful! And it is the tinyiest differences that make Europe so much....calmer than America. I want to move so badly!

Bobbie said...

toilets are seperate in Australia too!! makes for a better idea if you ask me... if someone is in the shower you can still use the toilet!!

I have heard from people moving to germany no light fixtures and even the light switch cover!! why would you bother taking these with you when you moved?? and are all the same? you get light fixtures here in Australia.. so this one I dont get

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