Crisis Facing International Shipping
There are currently significant challenges facing the International Shipping community triggered by the pandemic. Reports indicate that globally, average freight rates increased by over 140% during 2021. Brexit has also caused a number of shipping challenges for European cargo. Rising fuel prices present another challenge for the shipping industry. As the cost of fuel rises, carriers are forced to raise prices or take losses.
10 top things to know before moving to Sweden
Here at ClickMoves we send our removals trucks from the UK to Sweden 3 or 4 times a week, so we think we know a fair bit about what it takes to relocate to Sweden. So we thought that we’d put together a list of 10 top things to know before moving to Sweden.
The reasons why British Expats are moving to France
A lot of folks were put off moving to France due to BREXIT and then Covid, but 2022 has been a huge year for ClickMoves removal services to France, particularly removals to Provence, and moves to the South West of France. So we thought that we’d take a look at some of the reasons why British Expats are relocating to France.
BTW if you want to jump ahead and get an idea of what the costs are for an average removal to France, just drop us a line – we’d be delighted to give you a free quotation for removal services to France.
Relocating France? Learn More About French Schooling Options￼
Here at ClickMoves Towers we get a lot of questions from folks planning a move to France about what schooling is on offer for their kids in France, so we thought we’d take a little time out on this wet Friday afternoon to put together some thoughts. So if you are relocating to France, and you want to know about French schooling options – read on
Moving to Portugal – Useful Blogs
Here at ClickMoves Towers, we’ve learned that the best way to get a balanced perspective on what its like to relocate to a new country, is to ask people that have already done it. This week we’re looking at Moving to Portugal, and here we get a number of views from expats that who have already made the move.
International Shipping & Removal Costs 2022￼
The past few years have been traumatic for the global shipping industry, and we don’t expect to things calm down very much with the increase in fuel prices impacting heavily on shipping rates. So we thought that we’d take a look at international shipping and removal costs 2022, and what you can do to minimise the expense for moving to a new a country.
Fabulous French Riviera & Provence
Here at ClickMoves we’ve seen a noticeable increase in the number of enquiries for our removal services to Provence and the French Riviera in the south east of France. So we thought we’d take a closer look at what’s so appealing about this part of France, and why are so many people considering moving to Provence. A tour around the Fabulous French Riviera & Provence has been reproduced courtesy of our friends at www.thegoodlifefrance.com
Moving to France from the UK checklist
Here’s a nice post written by our friends at The Goodlife In France, a leading independent website about all things French from travel to culture, gastronomy to property and practical guides & moving to France.
If you’re at the stage where you’ve found your dream home in France, this handy checklist will help with your move to France.
Trending destinations for relocating abroad in 2022
With international travel finally back on the cards, are you ready to restart those plans of relocating abroad? Christopher Nye, overseas property expert at Property Guides, suggests four increasingly popular overseas destinations that offer a fantastic lifestyle at an affordable price.
Planning to move from Sweden to the UK? You’re not alone
Swedish citizens planning to move to the UK for work or study, now need to apply for a visa since the UK introduced a points-based immigration system, but that has not dampened the enthusiasm for many Swedes who are relocating to the UK in their droves.
The Best Cities to Live and Work in Europe
Here at ClickMoves Towers we’ve seen a big increase in enquiries from clients to moving to Europe, particularly Germany, Sweden and Portugal. So we put our research caps on and put together a new list of the Best Cities to Live and Work in Europe.
If you are planning to move overseas please complete this online form https://clickmoves.com/quote/ and we’ll get back to you with a free door to door removal quotation right away.
Guide for moving to Sweden from the UK
Every year ClickMoves handle assist between 400 and 600 families and individuals moving from the UK to Sweden. Moving to a any new country will undoubtedly bring a certain degree of anxiety, but for Brits relocating to Sweden, there are plenty of reasons to get excited. So we thought it would be useful to put together a little guide for moving to Sweden from the UK.
Moving to France after Brexit
Adam (50) and Catherine (49) decided to move to France in January 2021 with their children. It was had long been Adam’s dream to live the French good life and the family had spent many holidays in France and loved the laid back lifestyle.
Adam and Catherine had planned to move before Brexit, but finding the right house took longer than they had thought and then Covid interrupted their goals. They decided to locate to the far north of France, Pas-de-Calais, for its ease of transport to the UK where they have family and proximity to Paris (just 2 hours by train).
We ask them about their experience of moving to France…
ClickMoves helped more than 1,000 families relocate overseas in 2021
We’ve helped more than 1,000 families relocate overseas in 2021, which is pretty amazing as we’ve needed to overcome major hurdles likes BREXIT and COVID. Big shout out to our clients and our teams.
The HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2021 – Removals and Relocation Trends
Here at ClickMoves Tower we’ve been keen fans of the HSBC commissioned Expat Explorer survey for well over a decade, as it shares some great insights to removals and relocation trends, and is essential reading for international movers and in fact anybody that works in or around the global removals. We get a lot of questions on a daily basis from clients planning to move overseas, so we thought that we’d share with you some of the keys points that have come out of the HSBC Expat Explorer Survey 2021.
How to estimate volume and cost for an international move
There are a number of factors that determine the cost for an international move, however the volume is the most critical. We’re often asked this questions, but for the layman its difficult to determine the volume, so we thought that we’d give you some visual guidance for estimating the volume and costs for an International Removal service.
Removals Advice: The two boxes everyone should pack when preparing to move home
The Daily Mail recently revealed in an article published on 4th October 2021, the two boxes everyone should pack when preparing to move home. We thought that we’d take their wisdom and add in a little of our own removals advice, to give you some top tips about how to prepare when you’re getting ready to move home.
Is now the right time to move to London?
Thinking of moving to London from Sweden? Not sure whether this is a good time? Moving country, whether as a family or on your own, can be daunting if you haven’t done it before However , it may not be as hard as you think if you get some professional help.
Essential tips for moving to France
This is a nice piece from our good friends at thegoodlifeinfrance.com and essential reading for anybody considering moving to France.
You find your dream home in France, you can’t wait to move there and start living the good life but there are a few things you need to do first. You’ll need to fill in paperwork and notify authorities in the UK and France, sort out healthcare, maybe inheritance planning, savings, tax and whole host of fun things.
Choosing a reliable international moving company
Choosing a reliable international moving company for your international move can often be one of the key components to a successful relocation. We had a call earlier this week from Frederick whom ClickMoves have been talking to for over a year regarding his relocation to Montreal. Fred was confused because he had some really cheap quotes (around £4,000) and some expensive quotes for moving (over £8,000), his question was simple “How can there be such a huge difference in prices for moving services?”. So we thought we’d share the advice that we gave to Fred.
Removal services are in high demand this Summer
Removal services are in high demand this coming Summer, with many moving companies already fully booked for June and some even for July 2021. So if you are planning to move overseas in the coming months, we thought that we’d give you some tips on how make sure that you are able to book a decent international moving company.
Can Brits still relocate to the EU with a pet after Brexit?
Well the short answer is YES you can certainly relocate to the EU with a pet after BREXIT but there are new rules in place, and its much less straight forward than it used to be. So lets have a look into what are the new requirements.
Expat Stories: Relocating to France from the UK
Sandrine Thwaites and her family moved to Aix-en-Provence in south-east of France from West London in January 2021. She was kind enough tell us about her experiences so that we can share with any other families that are relocating to France from the UK.
Why are so many people moving to Sweden?
Over the past 3 months we’ve seen a surge in the number of enquiries we’ve received from Swedes and British Expats planning to relocate to Sweden. It’s a marked change after a quiet 2020 when Covid crisis caused a profound effect on movement. So here at ClickMoves we thought we’d take a look at why are so many people moving to Sweden.
Removals to Portugal
Here at ClickMoves we receive anything upto 100 enquiries a month for folks considering moving to Portugal. Generally the first question is “how much does a removal service to Portugal cost” – so we thought we would jot down some ideas for you in this Removals to Portugal blog post.
5 Top Countries: Relocating overseas to improve life-style and wellness!
A combination of COVID lock-downs and BREXIT have given a lot of Europeans time to evaluate their lives, and what the future holds. As a result the ClickMoves team are providing more and more quotations for international moving services to clients relocating overseas to improve life-style and wellness reasons.
A Guide to International Moving Costs 2021
There are many costs to consider when you are planning to move overseas, including door to door removal services, transit insurance, storage, flights and visas. For example our data shows that the average cost for moving from London to New York could be around £3,000. So we thought that we could give you some insights into what to budget for an international move with our 2021 guide to international moving costs.
Moving Abroad During a Pandemic
It has recently been reported that 37% of people would be willing to relocate globally for a better career opportunity. And working abroad is enticing. New people, new cultures, the opportunity to finally learn another language, embark upon a new adventure…
Moving to New York in 2021? Here’s some useful tips on expenses
Moving to New York in 2021? Here’s some useful tips on expenses
It’s said that its more expensive to park a car in New York City than it is to rent a house in many other U.S. cities – so what’s the lure? Why do so many people consider moving to New York every year?
Moving to Germany during COVID
Here at Click Moves Towers we’ve seen a great increase in the number of requests for quotations for removals to Germany. So we thought that we would take a look at what life in Germany has to offer, and how the current COVID pandemic is impacting moving and relocation services between the UK and Germany. So if you are Moving to Germany during COVID carry on reading.
Can You Work Remotely From Overseas?
The coronavirus pandemic has forced many people to work from home, and with COVID-19 not going away anytime soon, some workers have been assessing their work from home situation, with a return to the office unlikely for the foreseeable future.
Madrid Named Best City To Work From Remotely
A recent survey from international relocating comparison site MoverDB has revealed that the best city in the world from which expats can work remotely is Madrid.
French Exodus from London? L’Exode des Français de Londres
This is a very unusual period for the French community here in the UK. Once estimated to be over 300,000 the community is today facing the double threat of BREXIT and the COVID pandemic, and it’s clear that many are choosing (or finding it necessary) to return to France.
C’est une période très inhabituelle pour la communauté Française vivant au Royaume -Unis. Estimée à plus de 300.000 personnes la communauté fait face à une double menace, le BREXIT et la pandémie du COVID. Il est clair que beaucoup choisissent (ou trouvent nécessaire) de rentrer en France.
Top Tips For Moving Internationally
Right now, there are many issues with attempting to move to another country. With the current circumstances causing a lot of disruption to international travel and supply chains, it is even more important to plan ahead to avoid problems, disruptions and delays.
Here are some tips for international removals from the UK to another country.
French Exodus from London?
This is a very unusual period for the French community here in the UK. Once estimated to be over 300,000 the community is today facing the double threat of BREXIT and the COVID pandemic, and it’s clear that many are choosing (or finding it necessary) to return to France. So are we really facing a French exodus from London?
The Best Countries To Move To In 2021
It may not feel like it at times, but one day, the coronavirus will cease to be a global crisis, and we will all be free to travel to new lands once again.
The pandemic has highlighted the importance of having a good standard of life, which, reports the Guardian, has prompted many to relocate out of urban areas to the countryside. But once we can take to the skies again, where will you decide to go?
Moving to France after Brexit
Moving to France after Brexit: Of course this is still a huge area of concern for Brits planning on moving to France, and the British Government has done nothing to alleviate those concerns to date. So we thought we’d take a few moments to jot down some of our thoughts. On what you can expect if you’re moving to France after Brexit.
A guide for anybody considering Moving from London to New York
ClickMoves is an International moving company and London to New York, and New York to London continues to be our busiest route – in fact in any one year we help upwards 600 individuals and families moving from London to New York, and a little over 500 clients relocating to London from New York. So we’d thought we’d spend a little time to take a look at the biggest talking points for anybody considering moving to New York, and who better to ask than a few past and present clients to get their perspective.
4 Things To Know Before Moving To Spain
Spain is a huge and diverse country with a vibrant culture and so much delicious food, but it can be a little intimidating at first when you first arrive.
Moving abroad can be overwhelmingly stressful
We all know that moving home can be overwhelmingly stressful, but for an international relocation take those stress levels and double, treble even quadrupole them. So here at international movers “ClickMoves” we thought we’d take a few minutes and jot down some ideas that may help you alleviate some of that stress.
The Most Affordable Countries To Move To In Europe
If you’re considering moving to Europe, then one major consideration must be the cost of living in the country of your choice. It’s now been revealed that the Republic of North Macedonia to be the most affordable country in the continent, with an average cost of £8,484 per year.
Pros and Cons of moving to Sweden
Over the past 12 months we’ve seen substantial increase in the numbers for enquiries for folks planning to relocate and move to Sweden. So we thought that we would take a look at some of the pros and cons of moving to Sweden.
Where To Live In Singapore
Making the decision to relocate overseas is very exciting but it’s a little more involved than moving home and staying in the same country… there’s a lot more to organise and a lot more decisions to make, and it can be harder to decide where to actually move to if you’ve not spent a huge amount of time in your new country.
Planning to Ship your belongings During COVID – Q&A
Over the past few months we have been helping all sorts of clients from all over the world sort out what to do with their personal effects , and providing international moving services following the outbreak of COVID-19. We’ve even been helping clients locked-down overseas by establishing video links so that they can talk directly with the Click Moves teams during the pack-out process.
So we’ve been through our in-boxes and come up with a list recent questions from clients that we think might be useful to many of you out there planning to ship or transporting their belongings at this time?
The Cost of Moving Overseas: Why Portugal is Popular Now
During the Coronavirus climate and UK lockdown, you may have found yourself fantasising about far-off lands and sunnier climates, and now you’re wondering about the cost of moving overseas and whether you can actually turn that dream into a reality…
Higher Salaries Motivate Teachers To Work Overseas
There has been an increase in the number of teachers leaving the UK to work overseas, research from the Council of British International Schools has found.
Five Tips For Moving And Teaching Abroad
There are many reasons why people decide to pack everything up and move to a different country. Perhaps it’s an adventure, retirement to a sunnier climate, but surely the most common reason is to start a new job.
Thinking of Moving to Spain?
Have you spent the Covid 19 lockdown thinking about your future and your lifestyle? You’re not on your own, because here at ClickMoves we’ve seen a marked increase in the number of enquiries from families thinking of moving to Spain, and moving to Portugal. So here we take a look at what you need to know about relocating to Spain from the UK.
How To Use Virtual Viewings To Your Advantage
If you’re considering relocating overseas, or have already started the process of an international move, you might be finding the sudden surge in virtual property viewings is very handy.
6 Tips On Planning A Move To Europe
We might all be grounded due to the coronavirus right now, but it won’t be forever. If you’re thinking about moving to Europe in 2020, it’s never too soon to start planning.
Record Numbers of Britons considering relocating to Spain, Portugal and France
According to The Guardian record numbers of Britons are considering relocating to Spain, Portugal and France. Estate agents are reporting a surge in online searches for overseas properties as locked-down Britons rethink where they want to live, or indulge their fantasies of owning a bolthole in the sun.
Searches for properties in Spain, particularly in locations such as the Costa del Sol, were up 34% year on year during May, while those for homes in France, including in areas such as the Dordogne and Brittany, were up 33%, said the website Rightmove.
Estate Agents To Assess Customer’s Health Before Viewings
As estate agents prepare to head back to work on Wednesday 20 May, online property portal Rightmove has said that potential buyers and renters should first have an over-the-phone ‘health screening’ before physically viewing properties.
According to , Rightmove has warned that the responsibility of maintaining social distancing and conducting safe viewings will fall onto estate agents, who will have to question prospective buyers and sellers about any COVID-19 symptoms, or their vulnerability to the virus.
Moving to Sweden during Covid crisis – Is it possible?
Here at Click Moves we’ve received a lot of enquiries in recent weeks from UK based Swedes with the same question “Is it possible to pack and ship my personal effects and possessions from the UK back to Sweden during this Covid crisis?”. Well the simple answer is YES, and as this seems to be a common concern for the Swedish Community in the UK , we thought that it would be a good idea to do a “Moving to Sweden Q & A” with the help of our good friends @londonswedes.
Travel Restrictions Boosting Homesickness Among Emigrants
Moving abroad to start life in different country is difficult at the best of times, but never more so than during a global crisis.
Transit insurance for an international relocation
For any international door to door moving service, most moving companies recommend that clients take additional home removal transit insurance. Here we take a look in detail at the Click Moves transit insurance for an international relocation.
Moving home during Coronavirus – is it possible?
Here at Click Moves we are still doing the best we can to assist client who are planning an international move, and need a quotation for a moving overseas. In fact we had a call this morning from Jacinta who is moving to Berlin urgently. So if you’re asking yourself the question “Moving home during Coronavirus – is it possible?” here’s a guide to what international moving services ClickMoves can provide during this difficult time.
Can I Still Move Home During COVID-19?
The coronavirus pandemic has meant many people have had to put plans on hold, whether that’s holidays, work, or moving house. Whether you had plans to move around the corner, or internationally, can you still move home during the lockdown?
Moving to Sweden
Here at Click Moves we’ve seen a big increase in the number of requests for quotations for moving from the UK to Sweden. This is not just from Swedes moving back to Stockholm, or moving to Gothenburg, but from Brits making the lifestyle choice of relocating to Sweden. So we thought that we would take a look at the benefits of living in Sweden.
What Foods Would You Miss When Heading Abroad?
When it comes to making the difficult decision to move abroad, most people consider how it will affect their work, their personal relationships, their mortgage, and any other roots they have put down in the UK.
Moving home during CoronaVirus border controls
At this difficult time, a number of countries are imposing travel restrictions or closing their borders. However, it’s important to note that (as things stand) cargo is still moving and international trade continues. So it is actually business as usual here at Click Moves, and in fact we are very busy helping client move throughout Europe and the rest of the World. Shipping during Coronavirus is unaffected.
How Does Your Weekly Shop Add Up Overseas?
There are lots of reasons why people choose to emigrate, but for some it can be to have a better quality of life. That might mean that you’re earning more money overseas, or it could mean that the money you earn stretches further in a different country.
Why is Volume & Weight Important for an International Removal Quotation?
So I guess you are planning an international removal, you may even have started to get some removal quotations in order to estimate how much your move will cost. If so you will have already figured out the cost for a door to door removal is directly linked to the volume and/or weight of everything that you are planning to pack and ship to your new home overseas. So in this post we’ve tried you some basic tips and hints on how to estimate the volume and weight of your household goods and personal effects in preparation for your international move.
Would Cultural Training Help When Moving Abroad?
Many people have a dream of living abroad, whether to enjoy a completely different lifestyle or to enhance their career opportunities. However, fantasising about relocating and actually doing so are very different things, which is why many people struggle with the reality of moving overseas.
International Moving Quotations: What Costs To Expect
We come across quite a few Click Moves clients, (especially those that are moving for the first time) that are quite surprised about how expensive it is to move household goods and personal effects to another country by land, sea or air. Here we take a detailed look at some for the core costs, and extra costs that you may need to consider on international moving quotations.
Moving to France – Tips and Hints
France is a hugely diverse country and different areas offering different things — people wanting to move to Paris, for instance, are unlikely to be the same people wanting to move to Aix en Provence or Biarritz. What everywhere in France largely does have in common, however, is a devotion to delicious food and drink. It’s also an incredibly beautiful spot in European – whether in the stunning Alpine region, on the streets of Paris or on the beaches of the French Riviera. So here’s some hints and tips on moving to France.
Moving to New Zealand – Top Tips
New Zealand is becoming as popular a destination for relocation as it’s neighbour Australia. It’s lush scenery and temperate climate make it an attractive option for a lot of people. We wanted to give you brief top tips of what to consider.
Moving Overseas is a Big Deal – Tips & Advice
Moving overseas is a big deal even if you have done it before several times. Whether you consider yourself to be a novice or an expert with removals, there is always some extra help & advice you could do with. So this week we are looking at the key questions to consider when planning an international move.
International Movers Tips – how to reduce moving costs
If you’re moving internationally and you have received some quotations for removal services, you will already be aware that international movers base their charges on the total volume for the personal effects and household goods that want to pack and ship. Here’s how you can help to reduce moving costs, by reducing the volume of your consignment:
UK Online Searches For Overseas Relocations Rise Post-Election
It seems that a growing number of people may well have been researching international moving quotes after the general election result that saw the Conservative Party surge to victory.
Budgeting for Moving Overseas
More and more families are moving overseas for better career opportunities, but its less frequent these days for employers to offer relocation packages or expenses. As a result relocations budgets have become a crucial factor in deciding to move overseas for work.
Thousands of families relocating from the UK to Europe
Thousands of families relocating from the UK to Europe
Here at Click Move towers we’ve seen a huge spike in enquiries from families relocating from the UK to Europe, and the principal cause seems to be not just BREXIT, but also the future under the conservative government’s current leadership. The future really does just look dire, and here’s what our clients are saying.
Moving Home: Strategies to support young children
Moving home can be an extremely stressful and unsettling time for the whole family and particularly children. Change of house, community, friends, school – stress levels can accumulate quickly leading to serious changes in health and behavior. Here we look at some great ways to soften the impact of a move on your children
Moving to France – some practical advice
Here at Click Moves we have seen a 62% increase in the number of requests we receive for international removals to France, there are a number of reasons for this which include the ability for more and more workers to work remotely, a fear of BREXIT aftermath, a better quality of life – France has some serious appeal. Here we look at the practicalities of Moving to France.
Shipping Cars to Hong Kong
We get a lot of requests for shipping cars around the World, and frankly for many destinations its just a non-starter due to excessive import taxes and duties (sometimes over 500%), however for certain destinations it can really be a very good option. Here we talk about shipping cars to Hong Kong.
Moving To Singapore? 10 Things You Need to Know
If you’re thinking of moving to Singapore, have an upcoming job assignment there or will be visiting friends and family on this enthralling island city state, here are 10 tips and insights from expat on the ground Jonathan Hesketh that will help you hit the – very clean – ground running!
How much does an International Removal cost
No matter how long you have before you are scheduled to move overseas – a few months, a few weeks, or a few days, you’re still going to have to answer a number of essential questions to complete the trouble-free move you want. One of these fundamental questions is, of course, is how much are international moving costs?
Are You Moving To Portugal?
Hi everyone, we’ve been moving a lot of folks to Portugal over the past few months, a lot more than usual, so we wanted to take a look into life in Portugal, and particularly the associated costs in a little more detail so that we could offer some up to date advice for any clients considering this move.
A Guide to Moving Insurance
A good Mover will take every possible precaution to minimise the risk of damage, however the fact remains that there is still a risk when transporting fragile items, be it across the street or across international borders – for this reason it is strongly advised to buy additional transit insurance. Here we try to give you a guide to moving insurance.
Advice to new Expats
Moving to Brazil
We’ve recently been asked on a number of occasions for quotations for moving to Brazil and Uruguay, and we’ve been a bit shocked by some of our competitors who have given clients very cheap door to door rates, but failed to include all of the port charges that clients will definitely incur on the South American side.
Moving to Portugal – tips & advice
Hi everyone, we’ve been moving a lot of folks to Portugal over the past few months, a lot more than usual, so we wanted to take a look into life in Portugal, and particularly the associated costs in a little more detail so that we could offer some up to date advice for any clients considering moving to Portugal from the UK.
Brexit: The French are moving out of London in their hundreds.
London has long been a favored expat city for the French, according to Emanuel Macron it was France’s “6th city”. Well the love affair is coming to an end as Brexit looms the french are moving out of London in their hundreds.
Sourcing International Moving Quotations made easy by ClickMoves
Simplifying the process for getting international moving quotations ClickMoves introduced the concept of A Pre-Move video survey over skype , facetime or WhatsApp a number of months back, and its proved a huge success with our clients.
Caveat emptor: The Dubai Expat Relocations Story
Moving home is stressful enough, but in 2014 hundreds of Dubai expats lost their household goods and personal effects after paying Moving Company thousands of pounds. This is the story of Dubai Expat Relocations.
Moving To Singapore
We Movers are often the first point of call when folks make that decision to move to another country, and for this very reason we are often on the receiving end of lots of Expat type questions. Here’s a selection of some of the most frequent questions and answers relating to Moving To Singapore.
Relocating for a new job – some things to consider
As the world shrinks and borders disappear international businesses and multinationals are mushrooming around the globe – workforce mobility has become a norm for any business. So will you be relocating in coming future?
A recent survey found that nearly two-thirds of companies saw an increase in the number of international employee transfers , and they also expected that trend to continue increasing going forwards.
Adjusting to life back in the UK
We have just moved back to the UK after the best part of 25 years traveling the world with my job. We left England all those years ago with suitcases, and we are returning with 2 kids, a cat and 2 containers full of furniture and personal effects. Of course we were expecting some adjusting, particularly for the children as they associated England with holidays and fun times, they’d had no experience of day to day life here as such. And for us the luxury of living with home help, maids, drivers and gardeners for the past quarter of a century would be a hard felt loss on our return.
What to consider if you are moving to Hong Kong
Hong Kong is a vibrant and exciting place to live and work, with established Expat communities and a growing demand for professional skills in the area. The quality of life can be extremely high but it comes at a cost ,