A high-quality infrastructure in general can become one of the factors determining the level of a village, its class, and, accordingly, social content. In civilized Europe, for example, the status of cottage villages is determined by the availability of quality service – from laundry to cleaning and kettering.
Our neighbors, the Russians have created a classification of cottage villages, where infrastructure plays a serious role. Thus, villages of the highest category, in addition to their own operational services, have a guest parking, a supermarket, a medical center, a sports complex with a swimming pool (fitness center), a beauty salon, children’s and sports grounds, and a restaurant. Continue reading
The idea is attractive: a house with all the amenities of a city apartment plus pristine nature. But, having acquired a coveted home and looking around, the happy owner of the house may be disappointed to find that life “in nature” is not so comfortable. What provides the minimum amenities for living outside the city? And what “maximum” do cottage town developers offer today?
Hard minimum Continue reading