We found a place to call home on Tuesday, October 11th. We moved in Thursday at 9.30 am. My step-brother Eric came to help us move all our luggage with his car. It was really helpful since the other option was to do a couple trips on the metro. Not fun with heavy, hefty luggage.
The apartment is the exact opposite of what we were after. That doesn’t mean it’s a bad thing, to the contrary.
First, it is right outside of Paris – not in the center of town. Luke is a little disappointed our address doesn’t say Paris on it. We are still 2 metro stops away from the city limits and a good 20 minute ride from downtown.
Second thing, our studio/loft is huge: 85 square meters or … Instead of being crammed into a tiny studio, we have plenty of space for each our own desk, and two twins for when people visit us. Lastly, the studio is in a recent building part of the landlord house – instead of an 19th century building, being on the top floor with no elevator.
Luke and I both doubted the place at some point. But we are pretty happy with it, especially knowing we can easily have visitors.