My apartment in Zunyi, which is rented for me by the College, is very nice (enter the Posh-Corps myth of Peace Corps in China), and much too large for one person. It is bigger, in fact, than my apartment in Washington, DC, and much cheaper (i.e., free).
I've had to bridle my decorating and remodeling instincts for the time being. The budget is limited and I have more important things to do.
Visit. I have two couches and a spare bedroom.