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Downstairs in our villa

Our home is on the building on the left below. This contains 4 villas: 2 at the front and 2 behind. The building on the right is the same size and plan.

Each of the 8 villas has a canopy allocated, and this covers 2 cars. The grounds are walled, with access through an electric gate controlled by remote controls on our key fobs.

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This is our villa. The arched door on the right of the entranceway goes into the majlis: a sitting room, wash basin room and bathroom, with no access to the rest of the house. This is a traditional set up so the husband can bring his guests here.

The copper-coloured door opens into our living room. The breeze blocks separate us from the villa next to us.

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This next shot shows our villa on the left and, in the centre, our canopy with my car parked, with the electric entry gate in the distance behind, and a portacabin on the right which the warden is living in…

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This is the majlis. We have a table tennis table in it. We can lift both sides and roll it out of the way so the boys can play football in here, especially when it’s hot outside! You can see the doorway into the wash basis room where we’ve put the washing machine.

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There’s a bathroom to the right of the washing machine…

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Looking back from the washing machine. The window looks out to the front…

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Going in through the front door…

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Looking back from the stairs…

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The corridor leading to the second sitting room and the downstairs bathroom…

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Our second sitting room…

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…and looking back towards the door…

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The bathroom opposite the second sitting room, and next to the kitchen…

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Book cases outside the second sitting room…

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The kitchen, showing the side door to outside…

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The kitchen looking back from the outside door…

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