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Conversation Questions

Your Ideal Home

  • Do you like spending time at home?
  • Where do you live and lived before?
    • Who do you live with?
  • When you were a child, did you have to share a bedroom with your siblings?
    • Did you like it or did you want your own room?
  • Which part of town do you live in?
    • What are good and bad areas to live in your town?
  • What would be your ideal living arrangement?
    • house in a city
    • flat
    • studio
    • cottage
    • castle
    • Why?
  • What part of your country would you ideally like to live in?
    • capital
    • big city
    • small town
    • seaside town
    • village
    • countryside
    • mountains van island
    • Why?
  • If you could buy land and build your dream house, what would it look like?
    • old fashioned
    • modern
    • big
    • small
    • flat
    • spacious
    • one floor
    • two floors
  • How many and what rooms would it have?
    • cellar
    • hall/corridor
    • living room
    • bedrooms
    • kitchen
    • bathrooms
    • study
    • guest room
    • TV room
    • library
    • balcony/veranda
    • conservatory
    • attic, roof
    • How big would they be?
  • Which room is the most important for you in your home?
  • How would you decorate it inside?
    • wood
    • metal
    • glass
    • carpets
    • tiles
    • paintings
    • mirrors
    • musical instruments
    • what kind of furniture
      • sofas
      • table and chairs
      • fireplace
      • animal skins
  • What colors and lightening would you use?
  • Do you collect a lot of things?
  • Is it important that your house is ecologically friendly?
  • Is it important to have a garden/lawn?
  • Do you keep plants inside your house? Why or why not?
  • Do you like having guests / sleepovers in your house?
  • Do you like spending time in other peoples’ houses?
  • Do you like house parties?
  • Do you like keeping animals in you house?
  • Is it important to keep your house very clean or do you feel more comfortable with a bit of an ‘organized chaos’?
  • If you could change one thing about your current house to make it more comfortable, what would it be?
  • How difficult is it to get a mortgage and buy your own house in you country?
  • How many generations should live together do you think?
  • When is good time for children to move out of their parents’ house?
  • Have you ever shared a house/flat with your friends?
    • Was it a good experience?
  • Are there any rules in your house that make peoples’ lives easier?
    • What are they?
  • If you have lived abroad, what living arrangements have you experienced there?
    • Did you like them?
  • Do you like staying in hotels? Why or why not?