For the past few years I have lived above ground in a light filled apartment. As a grad student I was very lucky. Now I am moving back to Toronto and I’ll be living in my very first basement apartment. Why? Well, to be honest because I am in this in-between state, finished my Ph.D. (yay!) but not quite fully employed, and I am carrying a ton of student debt. I wanted to be back in Toronto and with the rental market as it is, I found I could only really afford a basement apartment. That said, I am super excited to share my experience with living below ground with others (since there are a few of us out there). Stay posted.