Wednesday, March 20, 2013
Mette and I have been living in the same apartment since 2004, and though its getting kind of cramped now with three kids, its served us well over the years. Living in the center of the city has had significant advantages too. The time has come for us to move though. Some, as yet unknown property developer, has applied for permission to demolish the building we live in and replace it with thirty five, small student accomidation type flats. The law requires the developer rehouses us at their expense, but only in as much as to provide us with a home corresponding to the size of the one we have now; in other words, too small for five people. So we're off. Out of the city, and to a place where the children can have each their own room and a garden to play in.
We are moving to a small sleepy village to the north of Aarhus, called Todbjerg. Unfortunately, our economy does not allow us the luxury of buying a house, so we have rented another apartment. Compared to the space we have now, it should be really good. Its a leap into the unknown however, and it will cost us more to live there than here, not least in transport costs, etc. The image shows the house from the back. The apartment is the left side of the building. There is a room for each of the children, and a room each for Mette and I (the window to the extreme left will become my little studio)