Sunday, April 09, 2006


Notice anything strange about this Scottish village? Look closer. There are no fences between the houses. There is a lake, but again, it isn't fenced off. Why would that be?

Welcome to Firhall, the village of no children. It's not an accident. It was planned and built this way. The people who live don't hate children....they just don't want them around.

In fact, in Firnhall, children are banned.

From The Guardian :

The Scottish village of Firhall, on the outskirts of Nairn on the Moray Firth, is spotless and smart, a cluster of detached houses overlooking a lake. There are no skateboards here, either. No footballs. No noise.

"To buy a property in the village, you have to be 45-plus with no dependent family in tow, and you must sign a contract agreeing not to sell property on to those with children."

"Most people I spoke to at Firhall love living without children around, and are not hesitant in telling you why.

"'I am sick of having conversations with parents about how funny and clever their kids are,' Ivy, a 55-year-old resident, tells me. 'I don't think I noticed how much people go on about their kids until I started living among people who don't.'"

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