Friday Fun: European Housing

One of the reason why so many of my friends head back to mainland Europe after spending a few years in the UK is the housing. The average quality of housing tends to be much higher in most countries and things which are considered luxuries in the UK (and for which you have to pay a fortune) are pretty much par for the course there: mixed taps, tiles, wooden floors, double or triple glazing, large bathrooms and hallways. So here are some examples of houses we might choose to live in if we were in the EU.

Neat little conversion in Belgium, exteriordesigns.net
Garden decking often comes as standard, as in this German example, from shoener-wohnen.de
The European version of pre-fab homes is the Huf Haus, from the company website.
Barn conversion on a very ambitious school, from lovingit.pl
Another sober conversion in the Netherlands, from modishgarden.com
Converted stables in Spain, from mundo-casas.com
Of course a nice conversion deserves an impressive hallway, as in this French example, from votebyissue.org
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10 thoughts on “Friday Fun: European Housing”

  1. I know someone who has a Huf Haus in the UK and it’s gorgeous. So light and spacious. We measure property in rooms here whereas I believe most of the rest of Europe uses square metres. So much better

    1. You are so right – it’s the number of bedrooms that count here in the UK. I’ve often walked into a so-called five bedroom property to find that 2 of the bedrooms were so small, they were unusable.

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