What was your first home like?

Do you remember the time when you left home or your college dormitory and moved into your own space, such as your very first house, condo or apartment? What was it like? Maybe you made do with lawn chairs instead of couches, had 70s shag carpet or perhaps you had the perfectly decorated pad. Share your stories (including any roommate stories), and pictures if you have them in the comment section below.

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MelindaThomas October 3, 2013 at 4:10 pm

Three bedroom single family house with a yard to plant my assortment of hibiscus and a place for my husband to prove his green thumb was actually indeed "green". As a young couple with one child, it was definitely creep before walking so the furniture came slowly! I did like the fact that there was a designated room for my sewing and crafting.

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Maria October 3, 2013 at 2:47 pm

Our first home was built by my father in law in his backyard. It had one bedroom, one bath, tiny kitchen and living space. It was fabulous!

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MelindaThomas October 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

I'm sure it was fun having family nearby...

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Anita October 3, 2013 at 1:48 pm

A rehab home in East baltimore, brown dingy carpet, old and warned looking. The neighborhood association said it had great potential and before they took us in they told us we need to have vision because it was a great place. My husband and I walked in, looked all around, up stairs, downstairs, basement.... then we looked at each other and said we love it! My husband rehabed it himself..it took two l-o-o-o-n-n-n-ng years. It has glistening hardwood floors, a lovely large window looking directly to Herring Run Park....10 years later...we still love it! Nothing like a blank canvas. Never underestimated the power of paint and a sander :-).

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Ella Mae Haber October 3, 2013 at 12:33 pm

My first apartment we had no dinner room furniture so we ate our meals in the bedrom on an ironing bord acrossed our bed.

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Robert O'Connell October 3, 2013 at 9:25 am

Nondescript Cockeysville garden apartment, amist thousands just like it.

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Barbara Edwards October 3, 2013 at 8:24 am

It was a two-story apartment with a spiral staircase leading to the master bedroom suite with a window overlooking the downstairs living room. Also on the first floor was a den and kitchen. All windows had protective bars. All flooring was marble and we could not drink the water. We could hear the 'call to worship' from the local mosque from our open windows. Sound strange? My husband was in the Navy, came back to the U.S. for one week for our wedding and then we both returned to Kenitra, Morocco, North Africa where he was stationed and I taught on the local military base. Quite the unique experience.

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