For some reason Nicole and I seem to be spending the majority of our time in the basements of other people’s houses.
We currently live in the basement of Nicole’s parents house - where we have a nice size bed room, a storage room and a good sized toilet and shower room. The bed room is quite crowded and has many unpacked boxes littering it - but is nice enough. The windows in our room are all quite small and high-up and the weird thing is that there is no need for this. Although we are technically in a basement as it is below the rest of the house - all the walls around us are full length on the other side - even those that are external - so there really is no reason for such high windows.
So that is where we sleep - and we also have an office set-up at one of Nicole’s sister’s houses - again this is in the basement.
You might start to pity us and our underground lives but again this cellar is all above the ground and gets lots of light - the windows on one side are high but on the other there is a glass door / window that can be used to access outside. I think it is all very nice myself - it is a pity the windows aren’t a little lower because when sitting at a desk it is not possible ot see the outside world which is something I miss (every so often I stand up to have a look!).
Another interesting feature of the house we work (which belongs to Nicole’s sister Kerstin and her husband Timo) is that in the guest toilet on the ground floor - there is a urinal!!! I have never seen one of these in someone’s home!
More exciting cultural updates soon!