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Cute. From here: Story HERE. Slideshow HERE.
That arrangement would totally work for me.After my kids are grown, and if my husband passes before I do, I'd love to be in a situation like that.Also, seems sensible in terms of economics, safety, etc.
There are times that I would love to have this arrangement with my man, even though we love each other enough to marry.
My dearest friend and I have often discussed doing this very thing in our old age.Neither of us have kids, we've both married / divorced, and we've had our share of good & bad boyfriends. But through it all, we've had each other. The separate but togetherness of the duel loft is spot on. The white walls, ceiling etc. sprinkled with her colorful art makes me sing a happy song in my head.
Your contractor is SUPER cute :)
Janet and I will def. do this after we ditch our husbands.;)
These women are so inspiring. What a smart way to live and with such style. I wouldn't mind it with my DH days!
I saw this article in the newspaper and told a single friend of mine about it. I think it is such a good idea---and I love how the separate living spaces turned out for these two women.
It seems like a wonderful arrangement. When the time comes, I hope to be able something similar for my parents, and also for myself.
I agree with lolo. Not only would I love to do it with my best friend in similiar circumstances, a lot of times living in a self-contained self-decorated duplex seems like it would be preferable to having to incoporate my partner's "taste" and friends and mine into one space
Let's face it. It doesn't hurt that one of these women is not only financially able to foot the bill for this but she's also far more generous than I imagine I could ever be to pretty much anyone.Not that I don't love my best friend but I have told her that as long as I have a driveway, she'll always have a place to park her cardboard lean to.
Oy. In a few more (short) years, this will probably be me (the crazy cat lady) and my spinster schoolmarm sister. :) Except ours will probably be more like a boring duplex in the burbs...our tastes are also vastly different. As I get older, I do start to worry more about my 'aloneness', as most of my friends live across town, and my family lives out of state...if I've fallen and can't get up, who would know? :(
truly mega cute.
Funny thing is, the only friends i have who have the money to do something like this have their money only because of their husbands. Me and my other unmarried friends can barely afford our small studio or 1-bedroom apartments, let alone a capacious loft.
decs, you are always coming up with ways to challenge us, and I love it. a lot of older folks ( older then these two ladies), are making these types of arrangements instead of going into retirement communities or burdening their children. women are now creating their own support system, on their own terms. talk about taking control! thanks for a great post.and LoLo, you are hilarious : )
This is brilliant. And I have always thought that this is the best way for couples to live. Or next door. This type of living arrangement would probably save a lot of marriages!The LA Times also ran a piece a few years ago about a group of "older" people who were living together in a large space. A bit more commune-like, but still a good option, I think.
Yes, co-housing, Boulder, CO has some areas like that. Great idea.
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