As lovely as this is for privacy and noise, it’s not as good for heating and cooling performance as I would have expected
I was extremely happy back when I finally found a rental that I could afford after weeks of scouring the market with no luck. It’s exhausting when your budget is within that range where most of the examples you find are poorly took care of or downright hovels. I literally never want to feel appreciate I’m putting down another person’s lake house or lifestyle choices, however I wanted to live somewhere at least mostly clean. With my limited budget for rent, this proved to be a much harder task than I ever thought would be possible. Even when I found something promising, it was usually within minutes of walking in for a tour when I would realize the locale was too much similar to mold or more like a musty basement. So several of the properties in my budget were either poorly took care of or rampant with water destruction from leaking sinks or the ceilings. It took twice as long as I expected, however I finally found a rental property that I could pay for and in which I felt somewhat comfortable and safe. It’s a duplex where the car port is shared, however the more than one units have their own four walls. As lovely as this is for privacy and noise, it’s not as good for heating and cooling performance as I would have expected. The walls are poorly insulated and the cool conditioned air drips out during the overheated summertime weather with total ease. Despite the fact that I was glad to not hear my neighbor’s through my living room wall, I wasn’t glad with my barely affordable electricity bill each week. Until I get a better task and my budget for rent increases, I will have to make do with properties that appreciate the one that I’m renting now.