First a little history.
I’ve been living in student housing for years now. And I haven’t been studying for 1 year now. Friday the 5th of June I received a letter from the housing society asking me to prove I’m still a student. I obviously couldn’t. So, the Monday after, I called them. I explained my situation, that Ive been searching for years now, and I proposed we help each other. No can’t do. Impossible. Not gonna happen. “You will have to vacate your room before July 8th”. A month. They gave me a month to find a new place and move. While I had been searching for years. Panic!
Well, I obviously started looking for a new (temporary) place right away. Not too small, cause I’ve got a lot of stuff I don’t want to throw out just yet. Social housing wasn’t going to be an option, I’ve already spent 3 years searching. So, I started looking for a room somewhere else. Had a few viewings… One was just way smaller then advertised, the other was in a place where some guy was walking around who thought he needed to be a replacement father. A strict one. I’ll pass on that, thank you.
Then I found a room in Almere Buiten. At the edge of the city. 33 m2 including a “serre”, which I can’t find the English word for. A glass extension to the house. Sounded too good to be true.
Well, it wasn’t. It’s just as good as it sounds. Had a viewing there last Saturday. Since the room was still used by the current tenant, I couldn’t take pictures. Wouldn’t like it if some stranger took pictures of my stuff either. Anyway, I immediately took the room, of course. Already got an extension for my current place, I need to vacate it before the 21st of July… and I can move into the new room on the 16th!