Divorced parents build 2 homes in 1 for kids

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A divorced couple in Edmonton, Alberta, wanted to make life easier on their 8- and 10-year-old children by designing a home that would allow them to remain in their rooms despite switching custody every week.

So the parents designed a large duplex that shares a hallway that houses the kids’ two rooms. The doors on either end of the hall lead to either one parent’s home or the other.

On weeks without their kids, the parents lock the hallway door leading to their homes — both about 1,800 square feet — maintaining a relative privacy to the other parent and stability for the kids.

Source: Edmonton Journal