The hubs and I are ADDICTED to Househunters International, especially the European episodes. We would watch it and say, “Look. Those people moved abroad with their kids or their pets. We can do it too!”.
We love guessing which of the three houses the people are going to pick and also like to say which one we would chose. Well, if we were on an episode ourselves we would definitely choose the home we are in now. Just like the show where each choice has its pros and cons, so does our new home. It has boatloads of charm with the thick wooden beams, original wood floors, and German antique and modern furnishings and decor. It feels so homey. I love the smell when we walk in the door, it just screams Germany to me. I don’t know why.
The downside is that those original floors creak loudly and are not always level. The walls are quite thin, so you can hear anyone walking or talking upstairs. And the spiral staircase! It is a necessity for such a small house, but can be a challenge when trying to carry a baby up and down or if you need to use the bathroom in the middle of the night. Even so, the positives far outweigh any negative.
This is the first time in any home in Europe where we have had so many appliances. We have a dishwasher, washer/dryer, microwave, toaster, coffee maker, hot water boiler, iron, CD, and tv. We feel very spoiled. We are loving our new home.