Many of you asked, so now all shall receive! We just moved early this week to our new permanent home, but our first few weeks were spent in a temporary housing arrangement. Every so often a permanent residence isn't ready, though it's not common, and as there weren't any temporary apartments available, we turned to the next logical place - Air BnB!
Truth be told, this was our first experience with the service and I don't know, sometimes things have a way of working out, right? We rented from a most lovely couple, who had a funky, downtown apartment that allowed us to plunge into the ultimate scandi chic, while soaking up the city from a central point. There's more to come on our new living arrangements soon but long story short, we're a bit on the periphery of the main action. This has been a big step for me since the closer to the heart of the city I am, the better I feel...But housing choices aren't always in our hands. Having these few weeks in the center city allowed us to explore our new home city on foot, be a stone's throw from some of the best restaurants and cafes, and also, to experience a Danish home the way a Dane would design it. I think because Frederickberg was our first "home" here in Copenhagen, it will always have a place in our hearts.
White floor boards, cool chairs, pieces of art that make you stop and pause. Sunlight that you can bathe in all day. And who says you can't live with kids in the city? Not these guys, they have three... The bathroom was... well, it was European - I consider myself somewhat of a pro in European showering given all the time in Poland and abroad and this one almost got me! But once you figure out the tricks it's smooth sailing.
Air BnB is kind of a funny thing - there's something a bit voyeuristic about living in someone's home right? I'm not sure I'd always want a pair of eyes on the choices I make for my lifestyle and home, but then again, if I'm not, then maybe I should ask myself why...Although in the case of our home here, there was nothing to hide. It was fun and different for us, and if every experience would be like this, we'd definitely do it again. So I'm curious, would you let a stranger stay in your home without you?