Sunday, May 07, 2006

Childfree Villages - I'm Moving to Scotland

Do the shouts of your neighbour's children disturb your peaceful afternoons in the garden?

If so, a new housing development in the Scottish Highlands may be for you.

The homes in Firhall near Nairn are being offered exclusively for buyers aged 45 and over. And no children are allowed, except for holiday visits.

By the way, these would be illegal in the United States - which prohibits discrimination based on 'familial status'. The only statutory exception is for senior housing. Some places have established 'vasectomy housing' which creates child-unfriendly layouts, but cannot directly discrimiate.

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