Originally Posted by Acting Like Godot
If they were in the rural population - it would be more like they live in several different houses, all within walking distance of each, in the same village.
But your point is different. Your point is about physical space. Now if a place is too small for its occupants - it's too small. Doesn't matter whether it's 2 or 4 or 6 or 10 people living in it.
This is quite different from the topic that we're discussing here. Steve didn't say "Living with your parents is childhood - unless the house is big enough."
Yes true. I think I just expanded on it and went off on a tangent...again.
I have noticed a certain very large house in my neighbourhood. Actually it used to be two big houses, each with a large garden. I think that the folks bought both houses, tore down the fence and rebuilt it into a single residence. |
It's one of those super-extended families - there are grandparents, parents, kids, great-grand-kids, dogs, maids etc all living there. I often see them when I walk past in the evenings at dinner-time, they use two large dining tables (unless they're doing the barbecue thing in the gardens, then they just sit around). There should be 10+ people living there.
That's how many Asians would do it, if they could afford it.
I'm sure, and they would probably be a lot happier if they could live this way.