Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a custom-designed barn conversion

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the Guardian—In some homes, it is possible to stay warm without spending a fortune When I wake up, the first thing I do is touch my nose. My face is the only part of my body left exposed throughout the night, and the nose acts as my thermometer. A warm nose means the flat is temperate enough for me to survive the shock of pulling off my duvet and heading to the freezing kitchen. A cold nose means the duvet is coming with me. It’s cumbersome, but there really is nothing as comforting. I’ve tried all the...

Generation rent: why I’ll never live in a place I can hang the washing. The five en-suite bathrooms are perfect for clothes horses, the decking area for outdoor drying There are good chores and bad chores. Washing-up: good. Cleaning fridge: bad. Watering plants: good. Vacuuming stairs: bad. But doing the laundry is a game of two halves. Few things are as pleasing as shoving clothes into the machine. The pile was there and now it’s gone: minutes of work, massive reward. But taking the wet clothes out? That is a bad chore. The worst if, like me, you have no external...