It can be. When the clan and I go on holiday to the US the first comment about the place we rent is "Isn't it big!!" followed in short order by "Bet it's a bugger to heat/clean/protect though!!"
The biggest surprise is the ban on washing lines and the insistence on using big, and very expensive, dryers.
Ian - Pagan Editor
"We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves."
"With realization of one's own potential and self-confidence in one's ability, one can build a better world. "