Families living in apartments: Can small living quarters make a happy life?
Moving your family from a big house with a backyard to an inner-city apartment sounds like a daunting prospect – but that’s exactly what Mark and Linda Paterson did.
The couple, whose two youngest children, Bronte, 20, and Jasmine, 18, still live with their parents, have just moved from a detached house on a 1000-square-metre block in outer Brisbane to an apartment development in the bustling northern suburb of Chermside.
Several factors prompted their reverse sea-change: Mark, who travels interstate for work on a regular basis, wanted to be close to the airport; the couple are members of a church in the area; and their two daughters are attending university nearby.
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