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Old 24.02.2008, 23:01
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How do people live here?!

Okay, first I have to apologize for being a spoiled, ignorant, American. Bear with me though, I am trying to expand my horizons!

How does the average family live in CH? Expat or otherwise? I don't know if doing my real estate search wrong or what, but it seems like the only housing available are tiny apartments. Are there no single family homes? Is that reserved only for the very wealthy? Do families really live in 100m apartments with only two bedrooms and access to a laundry room only once a week? To me, this seems like craziness. And then I read posters who say that people only come to CH for the money, when it doesn't seem to provide a very extravagant lifestyle.

Maybe everything really is bigger in Texas? Currently each of our 3 children have their own room- is the perceived necessity for personal space an American thing? Here it is unusual and looked down upon if your children have to share a room.

I promise I am not trying to be rude, I think I am just going through culture shock. Is my dream of having a single family home and my own washer and dryer impossible in CH? I think I could manage having two kids to a room, and even adjust to apartment living, but honestly how would a family of 5 do laundry with the usage of machines just once a week?

Please understand I know I am ignorant! I am honestly confused about the "rich" living when it all seems to small to me.
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