Just a thought and not meant to criticize anyone in particular - I always wonder why so many ex-pats build such large houses. I guess it is one thing if you have a big family who comes and visits a lot for extended periods of time and/or if you are renting part of it, but honestly does anyone really need a 3+story 2,000 + square meter house? I understand the initial rush of being able to afford something so awesome that one could never afford to build in other countries. But think it through. Yes, you have the right to develop your own property, but what is the effect of building such a giant house with a massive impermeable footprint on both the environment and the community? What is the motivation for the decision to build a massive house? A need to impress? An unrealistic dream? Or do you really, honestly need that much house? Smaller houses seem to be the way of a sustainable future. And don't forget all of those stairs that you will have to climb as you get older!
I am not saying all giant houses are always bad, but unnecessarily large houses beyond one's realistic needs probably are wrong for the future older you, the community and the planet as a whole...
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