Welcome to our new place – with pics!

I’m posting pictures of the new flat from when it was mostly empty. I don’t dare post pictures of how we’re living in it now, with all of our belongings in disarray and our visitor (my Mom!) sleeping on a mattress on living room floor. :mrgreen:

The specs are:

  • 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom (2 Zimmer)
  • 50 sq m (538 sq ft)
  • balcony
  • basement storage unit
  • ground floor, slightly raised (Hochparterre)

Rent: 500€ (including all utilities)

Pics are below!

Germans don’t appear to favour open concept interior design, so another hallway awaits you as you open the door. πŸ™‚ We like that our hallway is not so narrow, and has bends which makes it visually more interesting compared to a boring long tube.

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Bathroom is on the right. Yay it’s renovated! Plus it has a tub!!MAWI7778.resized

VOILA! Here is the kitchen!! Or the room that will eventually house the kitchen once we install it. (Yes this is normal in Germany.) We have since installed a modular kitchen that I will post later if I remember.

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Our living room with the previous tenants’ accent wall. We don’t love it, but the alternative was to have them rip it out (as per contract) and leaving us with a wall full of glue residue. Wall paper here is not just decorative btw. It’s the actual wall plaster.

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Our view into the courtyard where the doggies play! It’s also the entrance to our balcony.

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Our bedroom is off of the living room and is of a decent size.MAWI7786.resized

A view from the balcony and our car + trailer on moving day. So nice living on the ground floor. It took Martin and a friend to unload the full trailer in 15 minutes, while my Mom and I received everything from the balcony.MAWI7805.resized

So that’s our place!

Some friends and family were a bit shocked that we chose this flat, because they think it’s too small or not nice enough or something.

But we love it! It’s even fancy to us because it’s in better condition than other flats we’ve lived in, and we mainly chose it for location. We’re a few steps from the downtown strip, which makes it so convenient to get things done and to shop for food.

More importantly, we’ll finally get to enjoy ourselves, instead of being in a hectic in/out everyday. For the past 5 years, our apartment has felt like a locker meant to store our things, that we just happened to sleep in too.

This is the first time that we are both living and working in the same city together. Okay technically Martin works in the next city over, but it’s only a 20 min bike ride and he loves biking.

It hasn’t even been 2 weeks yet, but this simple life feels soooooooooo good.

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6 thoughts on “Welcome to our new place – with pics!

    • Thanks Mr. W! We’re not too bothered by what others think. When most people in the world don’t even have access to clean water, this place is magical and we know it. Too bad others can’t appreciate it and waste their thoughts away. πŸ™‚

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  1. Congratulations! Who cares what others think – the positives of your new place make perfect sense to me and I think the place looks great.

    I still find the whole kitchen thing a bit bizarre, but seeing the photo of the “kitchen” gives me a better idea of how idea can work.

    I hope the move has gone well (it certainly sounds like it has!).

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    • Thanks IA! Luckily we don’t care that much what others think, asides from feeling amused/annoyed. πŸ˜€ The kitchen thing IS bizarre, but I’ve gotten used to it now. If you’re interested in browsing property prices in Germany (both buying and renting), you can check out http://www.immobilienscout24.de. Notice the lack of kitchens in many of the listings. Maybe Munich will be different since there’s a large international community, but my friends who’ve moved there still had to install their own!

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