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Old 20th September 2015, 04:33 AM
Palawenio Palawenio is offline
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Users Flag! Originally from canada. Users Flag! Expat in philippines.

It is not the size that matters... umm... oh wait, that should be in the Men's Health Forum... another senior moment, sorry.

Seriously, rather than give you plain numbers on my house's floor area, please let me answer this way..
The dimentions of my house is exactly what my family needed. I did not want to build any more house than I could use.
To a submariner, it is probably large.
To the average Filipino, it is a little more than their usual fare.
To the average American, it will be on the small side..
To the really impoverished, well, this is virtually a palace. A number of my villagers walk on raw earth inside their houses.

My point is, most things are relative. What may be enough for me may not be enough for you. I definitely did not want to Supersize my house ; it would have cost more than I cared for. Am I happy with the outcome? Absolutely ! I made sure that I was certain about my parameters before I built and it's bang on

Yes, it is totally complete, painted, locks, electrics and all..
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