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Ok, I think that we all know at this point that with perserverance, there’s an off-base house out there to fit your lifestyle here on Okinawa. But despite the benefits of living off-base, there’s also tremendous benefits to living on-base. If you’re curious about the various pros and cons of living off-base vs. on-base, there’s quite a lively discussion here at: /2007/03/to-live-on-or-o.html.
As Okinawa Hai! reader, Carrie, was researching on-base housing options, she was unable to access the link that posts floor plans due to some nefarious computer glitch that I’m not able to understand or explain. So, for those with the same problems accessing these floorplans, at the end of this post are the images that I was able to find on-line. Hope this’ll help Carrie and others with their housing research.
Another Okinawa Hai! reader by the name of Rochelle sent in the following question with this adorable picture of her dog, Bentley . It seems that Bentley, Rochelle, and her family are due to arrive on-island very soon, so let’s give them a big helping hand about the Camp Futenma area, shall we?
Hi, my name is Rochelle. I live on Camp Pendleton in. I just recently found out that my husband has orders to MCAS Futenma for April, it was originally planned for August. I have a couple of questions, and if anyone could help me, that would be great. I am not sure I want to live on base- living off base has been said to give you more of an experience and the housing is nicer (depending on where you go). So my first question, where to live that is close to MCAS Futenma- what areas should I look into? Also, what are some housing agencies in those areas? The biggest thing for me is getting a nice place to live. We are going to be there for 3-4 years and we need a place that will give us room to grow, in the next year we would like to add another member to our family. So, if anyone knows of an area or of a certain house even, I am open to all possibilities. Also, if anyone has any advice, I would love to hear it. Thank you.