a peek at our new home

this past week, I’ve been emailing back and forth with the wife who is currently living in the apartment Luke and I will move into. she has been super helpful in providing information about life in Taiwan, our new neighbors, and our new home [plus some pictures!]

we are lucky in that the school owns an apartment building for all the teachers to live in, and we don't have to find housing on our own. the building is only a 10 minute walk to the school, and backs up onto a large park complete with ponds, running trails, and a temple. I can't wait to explore our new neighborhood on morning runs and trips to the produce markets!

the apartment itself has one master bedroom with two smaller bedrooms/offices, 2 full bathrooms, a kitchen, a huge a living/dining area, nice wood floors and lots of light. I'm so excited to get there and move in [and take a hundred more pictures to share]. but for now, here are some of the photos the current residents sent us from when they moved in:

king size bed in the master
our kitchen: no oven, but super cool bright red cabinets
one of the offices
since we need to pack light most of our photos and artwork will have to stay in the states. I’m already dreaming up decorating ideas to make our home more “us”. we will be within walking distance of a Costco [for printing out digital photos], and a short bus ride from Ikea [cheap frames!] so it shouldn't be too difficult.

in other news, we have officially booked our flight to take off from Detroit on July 26th!  [that's only 80 days from now!]


  1. How will you bake with no oven? aye ye ye.

  2. I love the wooden floor! It sounds so exciting!!
    Can't wait to see you!
    Love, Danielle

  3. 2 bathrooms...yea!

  4. I would be so excited! you had me at produce markets and ikea a bus ride away.

    this is life changing.

    you are brave.

  5. 80 days!!!!! Does the furniture....bed...sofa...etc...stay with the apartment or do they belong to the couple that's there right now?

    1. most of it stays, and there are some other things which they are selling [like an electric oven!]


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