i'm so nervous. everything i've been reading about Esslemont, Burnett House, Keith House, and Hector Boece Court have been negative, which is a shame, since it's a flat i want. south/north court are more expensive, but i assume nicer?
the problem with being from america is that everything, for me, is twice as expensive after conversion, so... ugh.
i don't really understand what makes those places so bad, though. a lot of people think where i live here in the usa is crappy, but i absolutely love it.
i'm happy to hear about how wavell/etc has assigned kitchens. it helps that only a select few will have access. i've seen pictures of adam smith's kitchens/rooms, and they look nice. i just don't know how the bathrooms work? is everyone sharing the same bathroom, or is it a deal like the kitchens?
this uk housing stuff is so strange to me. what i'm using to here, in my uni in america, is apartments. two bedrooms. one person in each bedroom. a kitchen for the two of us. a bathroom for the two of us.
to me, wavell house sounds like this:
except with kitchens on each floor that are semi-private. but the bathroom situation (so far) is the same. two bathrooms shared by everyone on the floor, and that just weirds me out for some reason.
what i'm using to:
(i've lived in every single one of those places)
this is a long rambly message, but i'm old. i'll be 25 when i get there. i like to have my privacy, BUT i like to be around people. i like to cook (a lot), so i know i will want access to a kitchen, and the wavell situation sounds awesome. i'm just worried about lack of freezer/fridge space.
i mean i guess i'd get over the bathroom thing. having my own room is AWESOME. most of the places where i'm from, on campus, are two people per room. so it's nice to know, no matter what, i'll have my own room there... but yeah.
i'm shutting up. if anyone gets anything out of this, then awesome.
I WISH THERE WERE PICTURES.
it's incredibly intimidating when you're coming from overseas and have never even set foot in scotland, and have absolutely no chance of touring these places before you arrive. it's going in blindly, and it's a bit scary.