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Building II, Apartment 5


We’re speeding this along because the tenants want to move in on Saturday. A newlywed couple. He’s in the military- got transferred here and they weren’t finding it easy to find somewhere decent within budget. He gives the impression he really wants his wife to be pleased. That’s always nice. Speaking of budgets, we’ve gone a bit over budget on this one, but it’ll still be possible to keep the rent at roughly 1/3rd of the French minimum wage per month (+€15, to be precise.) That was our aim. It’s got a living room with a kitchen wall at one end (built-in fridge/freezer), a large bedroom, a small bedroom, a bathroom and a utility room that’s big enough for a washer/dryer. And don’t worry- there is a railing outside of the window by the kitchen, and it’s already been put back in place- so people won’t just fall two stories to their deaths.

I’m pleased. I love the effect on the floorboards. A grey tint that goes under the varnish, so you still see the grain of the wood. I like that the bath is sort of hidden behind a wall, that was Mike’s idea. I think in all it’s a decent apartment that works for a young couple. They seem excited to move in. And the view’s not too bad.



17 comments on “Building II, Apartment 5

  1. Arkenaten
    November 1, 2016

    Smashing job. Tres Posh! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  2. Hariod Brawn
    November 1, 2016

    A super job; I’m sure the occupants will be delighted. Are they free to adorn the walls with art as they wish?

    Liked by 1 person

  3. john zande
    November 1, 2016

    Looks nice, well done.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. Helen Devries
    November 1, 2016

    Good idea to have the bath behind a wall…


  5. Godless Cranium
    November 1, 2016

    Looks great and I’m glad no one is going to fall to their death. 🙂


  6. karenjane
    November 1, 2016

    It’s lovely, & looks spacious.

    Liked by 1 person

  7. acflory
    November 1, 2016

    It’s lovely, Pinky. Elegant and restful. I think I still like that oddly shaped apartment best but they are all fantastic for rentals. It’s not often decently priced housing also looks and feels like the kind of place you could turn into a home. Bravo!


  8. metan
    November 1, 2016

    Very nice, and I love the bath being in its own private corner.

    Liked by 1 person

  9. clubschadenfreude
    November 2, 2016

    lovely, and so nice to have room for a washer/dryer. I’ve always hated going to laundromats.

    Liked by 1 person

    • Me too! That’s why it was a non-negotiable point for me. Every apartment had to have a cupboard for a washer dryer. Also heated towel rails in the bathrooms 😀


      • clubschadenfreude
        November 2, 2016

        hah! oh, you have a heated towel rack. We were lucky to have a hedgehog to hold our towels… 🙂

        I just use the little steam radiator we have 😉

        Liked by 1 person

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