You’ve heard it from your friends or your folk. Staying in old houses is great.
No, this is not an episode from Ghosthunters. Actually, it’s far from it. People are actually paying good money to stay in old houses from a different time period.
I guess you are already imagining a house of stone in the middle of nowhere. Well, that’s actually the idea.
People are looking for new places to spend time in and they want to get a new experience everytime. Sure, they can always go for that luxury hotel in Florida but you can do that just about anywhere if you have the money. But experiencing the beauty of living in an old house can be a once in a lifetime moment for a lot of us.
Just make sure you are aware of a few things.
- Make sure there are safety precautions. Nobody wants a “Cabin in the Woods” kind of scenario so you better ask your guide what safety measures they have in place. It doesn’t have to be as complex but just make sure that they have one in place.
- Research about the place and know of the culture. No point being surprised of some stuff you will be asked to do. It’s also a good conversation piece and ice breaker with the locals.
- Ask when the house was renovated or repaired. Now, this might be a bit surprising to you but a lot of old houses were repaired or renovated somewhere in the past 50 years. A lot of them had problems of catching fire due to the materials. As a result, asbestos was used to make them fire-proof. Fast forward today, asbestos is considered a deadly material. Asbestos disposal in Perth in done at all time to ensure nobody gets hurt. Same with you. Check if the place has been checked for asbestos. Just in case.