Zeenit,Zeenit wrote: I wonder how expats would like to live in the "maids space" Nice but small......I would not keep my pets in them and in Eurpore it would be illegal for yoru animals.
You have absolutely nothing to apologize for. I've had this discussion time and time again both here and on the Angry Board. Due some searching of the thread to see what I mean.....
A windowless room IS NOT "A MAIDS ROOM". It might have been marketed by the local real estate agent that was in order to make a commission, but no developer that I've ever met nor any set of architect's plans I've ever seen in 26 years here have ever shown a blueprint with a windowless "maid" quarters/bedroom. Matter of fact I've never seen one with a "maid's room" at all. They're all either Bedrooms or Master Bedrooms. EOS.
What these "so-called" maids rooms are usually found out to be are "Storage cum Bomb Shelters" or the Utility room usually found just off the kitchen. This is why it's sooooo hard to find a "maids" bed to fit in the spaces. This lead to custom build bed frames and cheap foam mattresses as "real" mattresses aren't made that short.
Anybody who thinks otherwise, I would advise them to live a month in the space before making someone else live there.
Of course the retort is "my maid is happy there". Of course she is, she still has a job and isn't going to do anything to rock the boat unless she is otherwise physically manhandled or starved. Some here in Singapore used to make them sleep on a pallet on the kitchen floor. (true enough!). That's not so common anymore, but to shove them in an airless closet (and that is what the utility room and bomb shelter are) is inhumane. But as I said, they won't complain because they understand the mentality of the majority here before they get here. Not all here are like that fortunately, but a heavy majority still are. The suffering they undergo in their quest to support their families back home allows them to withstand more base treatment than most of us will ever have to endure. I salute them.
Zeenit, at least we are on the same wavelength.