Have You Seen The TikTok Account Giving A Hilarious Look Inside The Grand Castle?
We've all seen it looming over 96 on the outskirts of Walker and Grandville.
The Grand Castle is not only one of the most unique apartment complexes in West Michigan, but in the world. In fact, not only is it the biggest "castle themed" apartment complex in the world, according to Wikipedia it's self described as the second biggest castle OF ALL. Which, is sort of crazy when you put it into perspective of all the historical castles that are still standing.
There are a few accounts you can find that will make you feel like you're living in a Disney movie, and you can look over promotional materials and google reviews all day long, but like many rentals, they don't give the full perspective of what you can expect after you move in.
@mlhardenburg What it’s like living at The Grand Castle #grandcastleapartments #grandvillemichigan #castlelife ♬ Stuck In The Middle - Tai Verdes
So, one anonymous resident has created a TikTok account titled @GrandCastleCulture and they're giving us an insider look at some of the weirdest parts of royal rental life.
What is it actually like to LIVE inside the Grand Castle?
Apparently, it can be messy.
This TikTok from late 2020 shows an overflowing pet waste disposal bucket.
@grandcastleculture Where else can you find this kind of luxury? #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #luxuryliving #luxuryapartments #fyp #michigan #midwest ♬ Forever in Love - Kenny G
And this isn't the only issue with pet poop on this account, there's another post showing people entirely skipping the clean up, and just leaving pet waste on the sidewalk.
@grandcastleculture ☀️A BEAUTIFUL DAY IN THE NEIGHBORHOOD☀️ #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #midwest #michigan #grandrapids #luxuryliving ♬ original sound - Grand Castle Culture
Or how about some weird inconsiderate neighbors who just avoid the trash room by a few feet?
The account holder actually finds their door and gets payback, so honestly we can call them a small time hero.
@grandcastleculture Play stupid games, win stupid prizes #grandville #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #grandrapids #grandvillemichigan ♬ Mission Impossible Theme (Movie Trailer Mix) - Dominik Hauser
Not all of the complaints come from other residents being inconsiderate.
some are as simple a a quick hilarious video of a water leak inside the brand new building, set to a familiar tune.
@grandcastleculture Welcome to ✨my house✨ #grandrapids #westmichigan #grandville #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #fyp #michigan #architecture ♬ My House - Flo Rida
The picture of the castle behind it takes it to the next level, to be honest.
And then some of their posts are just as bizarre as this unexplained baby.
@grandcastleculture please do not leave unaccompanied minors at the grand castle #foryou #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #midwest #michigan #fyp ♬ The Sound of Silence - Libertino Live Band
I think it's on the roof? Should we worry about this baby? I'm worried about this baby.
It's not all disrespect, either
they did pay tribute to the late creator, Roger Lucas with a bizarre post.
@grandcastleculture We lost our king last month 😩 Here’s to you, Daddy Roger. #grandcastle #grandcastleapartments #grandrapids #midwest ♬ original sound - Grand Castle Culture
And while yes, it's easy to say that this isn't every resident's experience with living in the Grand Castle, this might give you an idea if this royal living is up to your personal standards.
Make sure you follow @GrandCastleCulture on TikTok if you want to see future updates from Grand Rapid's most grand living space.