2005/06/16

Housing assigned

I have been assigned a villa and it is huge. I mean really huge. It is white with stone tile floors and huge windows.

It has two living room type rooms on the first floor, both with their own door to the porch. (The reason that the house has two living rooms is that in a traditional Arab family, you needed a room to recieve non-family guests, because non-family males could not see the women of the family.)
The smaller of the two, designed to the the guest living room, is about 18 feet by 14 feet, and it has it's own full bathroom with two extra sinks. The other one is almost half again as large.

Then there is a guest bedroom type room, a room for the washing machine and table, and another guest bedroom or den room, which also has a full bathroom. Then there is another part of the house behind the washing room that is designed for a maid. It has the kitchen, which is about 24 feet by 14 feet, a huge pantry room, and three smaller rooms (about 10 by 10), one of which has a bathroom with shower only.

Then upstairs are four more bedrooms. The master bedroom is about 18 by 16 with a full bath and a balcony. There is a full bath in the hallway, and another in one of the other three bedrooms. So, not counting the maid part of the house, this house has two living rooms, six bedrooms, and 5 full baths. I'll post some pics when I get the ability to upload photos.

6 comments:

Angela said...

Wow Brian...you and B. are going to have 5 toilets to clean! It sounds really awesome. You'll have to put tracking devices on your kids so you don't lose them in the house! A. Davis, G-vegas

William said...

I'll be calling you Jed from now on.

Red Pen said...

Wow--things aren't quite so grand for those of us living in campus housing in Sharjah. Consider yourself lucky!

Barbara Worthington said...

Boy you will be living like a King over there,just remember where you come from,

Heidi Zinke said...

I'm so excited for you guys! Don't forget about us back home!

--Heidi

Anonymous said...

Nice house! I hope things work out for you. Keep cool.....

Dan