In the summer, my family and I moved into my grandparents house. It’s hard to explain the physical arrangement of it all. However, I do want to say how happy we all are! Multigenerational living is not a new concept, if you look back through time, it was a social norm which lots of families were a part of.
With an ageing population,families have to consider ways in which to look after all their relatives (of all ages!). Unfortunately not every family is able to incorporate multigenerational living into their lifestyles like we could. As I am at university, I love the fact that my house is full of my lovely family. It’s always felt like ‘mothership’. I think it’s made relationships throughout my family stronger and it also comforts me that I know they are all safe, together and looking after each other.
Of course multigenerational living isn’t the only solution and it doesn’t suit everyone! However for us, it was the perfect fit.
If you would like to find out more about my family’s experience of multigenerational living click here!