Celebrity couple Jessy Mendiola and Luis Manzano took their fans on a tour of their rental home, where they are now staying while their dream house is being renovated.
In Jessy's most recent vlog, the couple showed the different corners of their two-story rental home, including the foyer, bathroom, living room, outdoor gym, garden, dining area, and kitchen on the first floor.
They also gave a glimpse of the master's bedroom, guest room, and Jessy's "cloffice" (closet and office) on the second floor.
"Pero nakikita niyo, sobrang bare nung bahay namin 'di ba. 'Di naman sobrang bare pero medyo may mga corners pa na lalagyan pa namin ng mga gamit kasi hindi pa talaga kami tapos dito sa house. Pero gusto na naming ipakita sa inyo kasi masyado na siyang nakikita sa mga videos namin online," explained Jessy.
According to the actress, she and Luis were immediately sold on the house because of its perfect size and simplicity.
"First natin nakita 'yung bahay na 'to, na-in love tayo agad 'no?" she said. "Nasa lima 'yung tiningnan naming [bahay, pero nung nakita namin 'to] sobrang nagustuhan namin. Kasi ayaw din namin ng sobrang laki na bahay, eh kaming dalawa lang naman tapos syempre 'yung mga kasambahay namin. Parang apat lang naman sila. So parang ang gusto namin, 'yung mame-maintain talaga namin na bahay for two years."
"Sobrang simple lang nung bahay. Siyempre sa panahon ngayon, kailangan practical. Ayaw naming mag-all out muna para doon sa dream house talaga namin," she added.
In the vlog, Jessy also gave her advice for newlyweds who are looking for a temporary home while their dream house is being made.
"As much as possible, 'wag muna kayong gumastos nang all out. But make sure na comfortable kayo, and happy kayo sa itsura. [Lalo na kung matagal kayo doon titira," said Jessy.
"Pero siyempre importante talaga na marunong kayong maging practical kasi importante na alam niyo 'yung budget niyo, 'yung gagastusin niyo sa new house niyo, and at the same time, 'yun nga, dapat comfortable kayo."
Jessy, 28, and Luis, 40, tied the knot in an intimate ceremony in Batangas last February.
They announced their engagement in December 2020, after more than four years of being a couple.