This blog has a lot of posts about our work, our experiences during our year of service, and the impact it has on us. But we don't only work together, we also live together. And this is what this post is all about - the space that we share with each other this year, the place where we spend the most time as a community...our home.
Welcome to the third floor of the Marquard Center. When you come through the door you're basically already in the middle of the apartment. We call it the computer area for the obvious reason that the community computer is located here. This room is kind of the center just because all the other rooms and hallways come together in this space. There are also bulletin boards with information on upcoming events. From this room you have access to our laundry room, the kitchen, living room, and two hallways that lead to bedrooms.
The two hallways mirror each other and each have a bathroom, 4 individual bedrooms, and a little hangout area with some couches that are great for reading a book or watching movies together.
|Yellow hallway hangout area|
|Note Mustafa left for his hallway when he went away for a weekend|
|Bedroom (not shown: chair, desk, wardrobe)|
The second thing I love about our kitchen is our chalkboard wall. It is helpful if you want to share things with the rest of the community like a grocery list or just plans for the day. It always makes me happy to find little notes, drawings, or quotes on it when I come into the kitchen.
|Living Room (Not pictured: Fish)|
|Other side of living room|
|Bedroom (Not pictured: Chair, wardrobe, dresser)|