This beautiful scenery is from the small farming village of MÃ¸ll, near Mandal, Norway. The name literally means “moth”, as in the insect. Also, the house is currently to let.
It’s house hunting time again! What? Â Don’t I usually write “apartment hunt”? Â Well, yes, but today I saw advertised a whole house within my price range. Â It is a bit into the countryside, as can be expected, but not really far from the neighboring city of Mandal. Â Close enough that there are regular commute buses passing more or less right by the small farm on which the house lies, from what I can see.
It is not a farm house, though, it just happens to lie on a farm. Â Those are definitely fields, not lawns, in the aerial photo I am studying. Â Also, the river is only about 10 meters / yards away. I don’t mind this either way, but with some luck it may discourage families with toddlers, meaning less competitors for me. Â And competitors there must surely be. Â While the house is small, it is still large enough for a couple or a small family. Â (There are supposedly 3 bedrooms.) It will be rented out for five years – again, ideal for me but not for people who may change jobs Â or even lose their job.
I am not going to get my hopes up too much. Â It seems just a little too good. Â But it is certainly worth inquiring, I think. Â I would much rather rent a small house in the countryside than a basement in the suburbs, not to say an apartment in a block. Ew.