In the beginning of 2020, my boyfriend and I decided to buy a flat in beautiful Ghent. We are both fairly impulsive and after two months we bought the fifth flat we saw. It was within our budget, had three bedrooms and met my most important condition: living within walking distance of the centre of Ghent. It was a flat that we could move into immediately, but it still needed a lot of work.
Renovating and furnishing in a sustainable way takes a lot of time. We have to do a lot of research, weigh up the alternatives. And it costs a lot of money. Money that we don’t really have yet as young starters.
Little by little, we are discovering how we can afford to turn this flat into our home and do so in the most ecological way possible!