Our New Apartment in Buenos Aires

12 Feb

We love our new Buenos Aires apartment. We have experiences here that make us feel as though we’ve stumbled upon a secret.

On a daily basis, we are stretching out on the couch, getting lost (in thought) on our patio, roaming from front to back through the spacious kitchen, looking awkwardly at the bidet, and resting in something called a bedroom.

You see, as much as we appreciated our first apartment in Buenos Aires (especially our landlord), our new apartment has elevated us to a new realm. We now have seating options! We now have outdoor space. We now have a shower with pressure (too much, in fact) and room to move. We now eat dinner anywhere but in bed. And we now enter and leave without having to go through someone else’s home.

These things seem so normal, but I’m coming to appreciate how significant they are. It took us an extra $350 per month to regain these luxuries. Maggie’s hard work in finding teaching jobs has made it all possible. For a bit of comfort and rest, the $350 is money well spent.

Check out our great studio apartment of luxuries.

We found the apartment on Craigslist after 2-3 days of incessant hunting. We rent directly from the landlord, who is awesome, and were able to talk with the previous tenant before signing the contract. We do have to pay in U.S. dollars, which is difficult until Maggie can get her work visa and DNI process started.

 

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7 Responses to “Our New Apartment in Buenos Aires”

  1. Corinne February 12, 2012 at 10:42 pm #

    que lindo! felicidades!

  2. Loyana February 13, 2012 at 2:44 am #

    I am so stoked for you guys!!! Having enough living space is truly awesome. (Blake and I had a little studio when we first moved to So Pas. w/ a tiny kitchen and bath, so small you could multitask, not that you’d want to…) I feel your happiness! ;-)

  3. Ellen Reekie February 13, 2012 at 3:58 pm #

    Congratulations! It looks so airy and fresh looking Nice floors, too. How far up do you get to climb for your daily exercise?

  4. longrunner February 13, 2012 at 10:24 pm #

    It’s great! I love your blog :)

  5. Becky Buccola February 14, 2012 at 3:54 am #

    Ah…. at last NO HOOKS. Congrats on your giant step up. It looks great and I’m sure it’s good to have room to move around.

    Thank you for keeping us up to date in your life. We’re really happy for you.

    Love,
    Becky

  6. Kara February 14, 2012 at 1:57 pm #

    When can we come over? :D

  7. Sarah February 19, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

    A balcony and countertops!? I’d move in with you two in a heartbeat.

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