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21 year old Swede living and studying (BA Journalism, Media and Sociology) in Cardiff, UK. Originally from Stockholm. Loves food, to travel and my dear friends.

How can people stand living in a damp and mouldy house?

Whilst friends back in Sweden are posting on Facebook and Instagram of how much they are enjoying the sun, I’m not attempting to step outside the house today. It’s such a nasty (Welsh) weather, it’s raining and seems to be quite windy. No, way better to stay in my comfy bed and work here instead. There are now only a few weeks left of second year, can’t believe how fast it’s gone.

Though, I’m actually looking forward to move to a new house and leave the old one behind. All the problems are getting on my nerves. One of our fridges is not working, we’ve got mould in the living room and the bathroom and I’m also suspecting there might be some behind my closets. What is it with British houses; how come damp and mould are so common here? How can people stand it? My house mates are not too fussed about it, they’re saying: “Oh, it’s because it’s a student house.” No, that’s not true in any way, or partly perhaps as many student houses only keep the heating on for a couple of hours per day. But the major reason for these kinds of problems is how the house is built, or am I wrong? And the landlords doesn’t seem to care either, maybe they just want the money. Our new house is a bit smaller but it feels more like a home. It has a proper garden, a light and good sized kitchen and a really nice lounge with dark wooden flooring. Let’s just hope that house will have smaller and less problems…


Our mouldy bathroom… The landlords have been here on house viewings so they must have seen it, but they haven’t done anything about it.

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One response to “How can people stand living in a damp and mouldy house?”

  1. flo says:

    It’s a UK thing, they never seem too fussed about it.

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