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Self Catering apartment progress

Posted by on February 8, 2016

The self catering apartment progress is going well. The MidlifeBackpacker self catering luxury apartment is nearing completion. Most of the building completed. All that remains to be done is the external outside landscape finishes and parking. Internal furniture also needs attending to.

As you can see in the progress video clip at the bottom of this post, we are sparing no money on quality. Luxury & aesthetics are important to us. This will ensure that you will love staying here. I know we would. We are finishing it off as we would if we stayed here ourselves.


Garden & pool views from lounge

Decor & Finishes

Although the self catering apartment progress is going well, the interior decor may take a while longer & will be a work in progress. We do not want to rush off and buy just anything. If we see something we like and that fits in perfectly, then we will buy it. We may even find ornaments & decorations when next we travel. We want this home away from home to reflect our taste as well as be practical and functional. Myself & Janneke are both perfectionists, so we will probably never be 100% happy that everything is perfect & finished.


Comfortable bedroom

“Testing the apartment”

A friend who works with Janneke, will be the first visitor staying here. This arrangement will be great for him, as well as us. He will be house sitting and pet sitting for us while he waits for his permanent home to come available. This is an opportunity to “test” the apartment. We can see if everything works well & is practical. Then we will really know if the self catering apartment progress is complete or still lacking. We’ll find out if we have forgotten anything. We feel this is an important step to ensure that problems are pointed out to us by someone actually staying in the apartment.


Fully equipped kitchen

Apartment’s purpose

When we are happy that everything is finished, working & 100% ready, we will use the apartment for the following:

-A free guest apartment for friends & family visiting from overseas.

-Accommodation for pet & house sitters should we be away.

-An Airbnb apartment.

-A short term rental for people that have been relocated & need a temporary home.

-A fully furnished & equipped self catering home away from home for business travelers.

-A home exchange apartment for us when we travel and want to stay in someone else’s home.

-As free accommodation in exchange for services offered by digital nomad travelers who can assist me monetizing our website & travels.


Patio pool views

Invitations have been sent to our digital nomadic online friends, who seem to have mastered the art a earning a living from & while traveling. People like Warren & Betsy Talbot from An Uncluttered Life. I came across their website when they were hiking the Caminino De Santiago, and called their website  Also, 60 year young Andy Lee Graham from

We look forward to this luxury, very well equipped apartment becoming a means to assist us with our MidlifeBacker travel dreams & to be shared with others!

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