Would this work? Is it a weird? We are in the middle of renovations which will transform our elevated three bedroom house to a two story 5 bedroom house with 2 bathrooms and two living areas ( both downstairs).
It won't be for ages but I am trying to work out who goes where when 3rd bubba needs to move out of our room ( which is very small with a qs bed plus baby stuff).
I am thinking of putting the two boys ( DS1 is now 3) and the baby when he's old enough ( about 1y - depends on how much he wakes up in the night) into our current bedroom as more room, DD5 can stay where she is and the spare room would have a single bed in it for guests or us if needed.
Meanwhile DH and I could move downstairs into the new bedroom. The catch is - we won't have an internal staircase ( this is common in the north - don't think it is so common down south?). So - to get downstairs we need to go out the front door and down the outside stairs which I am not so keen on - they will feel so far away!
Anyway - would this work? Is it strange to have kids and parents on different levels? Anyone else do it? There would be another big bedroom downstairs we could use in some way if needed...