Streets of Beirut XXIX

This is the ideal type of property for a growing Lebanese family.

Lebanese family property

keeping close quarters

A floor per generation and a shared terrace for fresh air and hanging out the laundry. Everyone within shouting distance, free childcare from the older generations downstairs, help around the home from the two upper flats, and entertainment from the youngest additions.

Of course some of these small blocks of flats are occupied by unrelated owners. But even in the most modern buildings in town, you will find generations stacked on top of each other. Proximity and practicality take a natural precedence over privacy.

4 Responses to “Streets of Beirut XXIX”

  1. anona says:

    Not Married yet are you?
    If you were married you would know that the biggest horror scenario would be to live within reach of your mother-in-law.

  2. Danielle says:

    Yeah,,I could never live like this! Oh the horror! haha..I must have my space.

  3. Jason says:

    Hi Georgia,
    I like your description of this building…a bit claustrophobic for my taste, but there are definitely a lot of advantages for generations to be stacked “on top of one another.”

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