Old building; nature + city

Old building; nature + city




Dec 2009

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1 Bedrooms
Sleeps 2
1 Bathrooms

About our home

The flat is a rather typical student flat (I am still a PhD student and hence not exactly affluent) with a smallish bedroom, a medium-sized living room/office and a spacious kitchen. Unfortunately, one has to pass through the hallway to get to the bathroom ? it is not shared, but one occasionally meets someone on the way there. I love living here, because the flat is light, I have nice view of timber-built houses, the neighbours are very friendly, it is quiet but close enough to the city centre to be able to enjoy culture and nightlife there.


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  1. I am a PhD student of British literature and culture and a research assistant and teacher at Bielefeld University. I love mountainbiking and hiking - and Bielefeld offers lovely wooded hills for both. Earlier this year my boyfriend and I were able to stay at his brother's flat in Cork whilst he was on holiday in India and I was able to offer my flat to a friend who had just returned from Australia - which was warmed me to the idea of flat swapping.

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Where is it?


My flat is on the first floor of a beautiful old building in a part of Bielefeld that used to be a village ? with cobbled streets, a beautiful church square, little shops, a very nice pub/café, market on Saturdays, etc. Nonetheless, it takes only seven minutes to get to the city centre by tram (or five by car or fifteen by bike). In the opposite direction, it takes about eight minutes on foot to get entirely out of town and out into the fields where one can hardly believe that there is a city nearby. There is also a recreational area with a lake, beach-volleyball and a cocktail bar within walking distance.

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