British expat Jordana Grace is shocked to discover Australian homes have washrooms

British expat reveals the ONLY thing that confuses her the most about houses and apartments in Aussie: ‘It’s such a culture shock’

  • British writer Jordana Grace has experienced lingering Aussie culture shock
  • While inspecting rental properties, she asks where the washing machine was
  • In the UK most washing machines are in the kitchen due to lack of space
  • But Down Under, most homes have separate washrooms
  • Mrs. Grace was completely stunned by what she was told

A British woman who has moved to Australia shares the one bizarre difference she notices when looking for a place to rent: There are no washing machines in the kitchen.

In a TikTok video titled “Aussie Culture Shock,” comedy writer Jordana Grace reenacted a conversation she had with a real estate agent while inspecting the kitchen of an apartment in Sydney.

Ms Grace asked the agent where the washing machine was and why it wasn’t in the kitchen – but was shocked to learn that most Australian homes have laundry rooms equipped with both a washing machine and tumble dryer.

Most UK homes have washing machines under kitchen worktops due to limited space and power outlets in the bathroom.

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British comedy writer Jordana Grace (pictured) was shocked to be told that most Aussie households have a laundry room equipped with a washing machine, dryer and sink

In a now viral TikTok video, Mrs. Grace reenacts a conversation between her and a real estate agent

Mrs. Grace asked the officer where the washing machine was and why it wasn't in the kitchen

In a now viral TikTok video, Ms. Grace reenacts a conversation between her and a real estate agent. Mrs. Grace asked the officer where the washing machine was and why it wasn’t in the kitchen

opinion poll

Where do you keep your washing machine?

  • kitchen 9 votes
  • Laundry room 175 votes
  • Bathroom 9 votes
  • Other 4 votes

“I can’t see the washing machine in the kitchen,” Mrs. Grace said in the re-enacted video where the real estate agent said, “The washing machine isn’t in the kitchen.”

Mrs. Grace was then shown the ‘huge’ laundry room in a separate part of the house.

“Yes, it’s a bit small, but it does the job, and most Australian homes have them. And it’s so hot you don’t have to use the tumble dryer, so you save money,” the officer told Mrs. Grace.

She was also flabbergasted that Aussies tend to avoid the dryer and hang their clothes on a clothesline instead.

Mrs Grace was then shown the 'huge' laundry room in a separate area of ​​the house she was inspecting to rent

The cop told Ms Grace that most Aussie houses have laundry and utility rooms

Mrs Grace was then shown the ‘huge’ laundry room in a separate area of ​​the house she was inspecting to rent

The humorous video has now been viewed more than half a million times and received hundreds of reactions.

“I was shocked too, washrooms are my favorite,” one wrote.

Other Aussies seemed puzzled as to why some British and European homes put the home appliance in the kitchen.

‘British houses are not big, there is no room for washrooms in many older houses and kitchens already have plumbing,’ added another British woman.

The humorous video has now been viewed more than half a million times and received hundreds of reactions.  By sharing her 'culture shock' videos, Ms. Grace has gained a loyal TikTok following of more than 200,000 people

The humorous video has now been viewed more than half a million times and received hundreds of reactions. By sharing her ‘culture shock’ videos, Ms. Grace has gained a loyal TikTok following of more than 200,000 people

By sharing her “culture shock” videos, Ms. Grace has gained a loyal TikTok following of more than 200,000 people.

Last year Ms Grace described riding Down Under in another video as a sort of ‘laidback Hunger Games’, which is not in line with the stereotype of Australians being cheerful and relaxed.

She explained how merging onto a highway is a “terrifying” experience because drivers make it difficult for other cars to get into the lane.

Last year Ms Grace described riding Down Under in another video as a sort of 'laidback Hunger Games', which is not in line with the stereotype of Australians being cheerful and relaxed.

Last year Ms Grace described riding Down Under in another video as a sort of ‘laidback Hunger Games’, which is not in line with the stereotype of Australians being cheerful and relaxed.

“You know that lane that helps you merge onto the freeway? I found that in Australia they are usually quite short, which in itself is terrifying,” she said in the video.

“But as you accelerate and look over your shoulder to try to find an opening to slide into, Australians will speed up to try and ram you off the road!

“Okay, so don’t bump into the road, but they won’t let you in! You have to earn it! If you can get in and survive, you can stay.”

Ms Grace went on to explain another aspect of driving in Australia that annoys her, regarding the polite ‘thank you’ wave you usually receive after letting another driver onto the track.

“You know when you let someone in and you kindly wave to say ‘thank you’? I rarely get that!’ she said.

‘If I let you in, I want the wave! I want to wave!!!’

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