When I first got my job as a busdriver in Norway, I needed to find a place to live. But how to find a place all the way from the Netherlands? Now I had some very resourceful colleagues who came up with a great idea: buy a parking ticket to a covered car park and put all my stuff there. Sofa, fridge, tv, the lot. I could live there until I found a better place.
Fortunately I had a soon to be colleague who found an apartment for me and I was spared having to camp out in a parking garage.
Yesterday I found myself in a similar predicament: where was I going to live from May 1st onwards? One lovely commenter said that perhaps I would need to move into a bus. Well, stranger things have happened, but again, I was in luck.
This time I thought of it myself, since I know a handful of people now. I knew a colleague had bought a house a year ago and was at some point going to rent out the ground floor. Hoping he hadn't done that yet, I contacted him and well... I won't be homeless.
It will only be temporary though. I won't be able to bring all my stuff most likely (I haven't seen the place yet) and it is in town, which is not good for either me or Miss Oswin. Basically because we both prefer the countryside!
So, the plan now? I move to that apartment and then when I have a spare minute I will take myself off to one of those places that will offer loans to first time buyers without money. And no, I am not talking about money sharks. Some Norwegian communities want more people to come and live there and are offering financial help to people in buying a home. The community I live in now doesn't do that, but there is at least one close by that does.
The plan after having hopefully secured a loan is to find a place to live. Not too small, not too big, just right for me and Miss Oswin. Like the house in the photo. That would fit us perfectly!!!