Our “apartment” is actually more like a duplex, except being side-by-side with our landlords, we are above them. We have the top 2 stories of a 3 story house and are the first tenants this apartment has ever had. Our apartment is 1900 sqft (HUGE for Germany).We have 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room, dining room, kitchen, and an extra room that we use as a utility room, but could have been used as a 4th bedroom. There is a good sized back yard but we do not have access to it, only our landlords do—most yards here are small and it seemed that finding a place with a yard made the process of finding a rental more difficult- this was one of the reasons we decided not to bring Brew. We don’t mind though- no yard means no mowing!
There are 2 bedrooms on the main floor. Isabelle's is the slightly smaller one of the two, but it is still bigger than her room in Omaha (plenty of room for her to make a mess and drive my OCD insane)! Isabelle decorated her room all by herself and decided where to hang everything- I think she did a super job!
Our dining room is pretty plain since we decided not to bring any of my Grandma's artwork- two large pieces of her art would normally have gone in here. We felt that her art was safest at my father-in-law's- I couldn't handle the thought of them being on a boat- they are priceless and all I have left of her.
....I'm not sure if you can tell at this angle either but it is totally shaped like a trapezoid! Eric and I had to set the dining room table at a diagonal so that it would go with the shape of the room and be able to sit at all four chairs. It's a quirk- this room has character!
Back to the entry way... there is a long hallway that goes to our balcony and another bedroom (I don't have pictures of the bedroom because it is a disaster! We're using it as a catch-all right now and I have a lot of organizing to do in there still).
The door on the right is to the stairs that goes up to the 2nd level of the apartment:
So that's our house! I get the feeling that people back home think we live in a hut without modern amenities.... Germany is not much different from home.... well, I guess there are lots of differences, but that's another blog. Anyway, we live in a modern home and have not dropped off the face of the earth!