We have a house!


I’m happy to inform all of you that me and my boyfriend are moving! We will be moving about 8 meters along the street to the family’s old house. The two-storey house was built in 1979 and my boyfriend used to live there when he was a kid. During recent years it has been rented out to two families, but starting from 1st of November, we will hold the keys.

I’ve been living with my boyfriend and his family since beginning of the year. It’s been an interesting experience, actually much easier than I thought. But as an independent Finnish woman I need a place where my word counts. My boyfriend will be finally moving out which is hard for the family, especially for his mother who has been taking such a good care of him, and me as well.

We will first clean the whole place from top to bottom, as it’s in a terrible condition after the renters. We don’t make any big renovations first, just make it livable for us two and our three cats. We do have great plans for the house, but that would require a big budget too.

I will be sharing some photos with you after we get the keys. I am just so excited!

12 thoughts on “We have a house!

  1. Good luck and looking forward to hear more about your new home!


    Alva Reply:

    Btw, I just wonder if you need to pay rent to the parents, since before that home was a source of income. In my family we associate independency with financial independency what means your parents would not be paying your rent, food, clothes..etc. But in China is different.


    Sara Jaaksola Reply:

    We will pay rent for the house, didn’t even consider not paying it as we don’t want our move to affect the parents financially. But the rent is low, with same amount of money it would be difficult to find even a small apartment in the city center.


    Alva Reply:

    :) That’s what I thought! If not it will be a bit hard for the family. I understand what you mean, friendly-family price is always very welcome!


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