Our offer States that we will be getting a 3 bedroom accommodation, our Relo also confirmed that but she couldn't tell us if we would be getting a flat or a house. From the information I have seen on the forum there are both houses/villas with 3 bedrooms and flats with 3 bedrooms. So does anyone know how they determine if you get a house or a flat? My husband is on global payroll, GC 14 and we are moving from the UK.
As far as I can tell, the family housing on-camp is in houses. With the exception of Rakah (which has houses), the the family housing on the leased properties are all flats (Dhahran Tower, Radium, Pearl when families start going in there). The houses on camp aren't necessarily much larger than some of the flats, though. The word on the street is that there is a severe shortage of housing on camp, and there is a severe shortage of three-bedroom accommodation in the leased properties.
My data point: family of five, promised a three-bedroom, coming from Canada, and we're in a two bedroom flat. Apparently, we're on a waiting list for a three bedroom somewhere.