If you are staying in a guest house or apartment what are your expectations regarding the main house?
The set up is a house that has a mini suite not directly connected to the main house, but extremely close proximity. Either attached to the garage or on the other side of the backyard, creating a courtyard feel. The mini suite has a bedroom, bath, main living area with a sofa, chair and TV, and also has a small kitchen with fridge, microwave, stovetop, and toaster oven.
I am particularly interested in the situation where you are the parent visiting adult children, or where you are the adult child with your parents vsiting, but all relationships, even visiting friends interests me. Please clarify who you are in relation to the person you are visiting or being visited by in your explanation.
1. If you are the one visiting, do you feel like you can walk into the main house at any time? Or, do you feel like you need to call or knock first?
2. If you own the house and have visitors, what do you expect them to do regarding privacy? Can they walk in the main house without warning?
3. Does it matter how long the visit is? A week? A month?
4. Would you prefer this set up when visiting someone (especially interested if you are the parent visiting your child and spouse) or when you are the one being visited? Or, prefer to stay with the person in their house?
Just some clarification, this isn’t a mansion of any sort. The main house would be about 3,000 sq. ft. and the guest house about 700 sq. ft.