Dreaming of My Future House   2 comments

I find myself in one of those “dreaming of the future” kind of moods.  I blame the financial planner I met with last week.She got me thinking again about buying a house, having a little land, a couple of alpacas. . .I think I need this dream just now.

When I dream big and let myself go into what I really want in a house, here’s what I imagine.

A timberframe structure with about 1800 square feet of living space.  A separate bedroom/sitting room and bathroom for me, and then an open floor plan with kitchen, dining, and living rooms all connected in a wide open space with a double-sided fireplace.  Guest rooms upstairs off the lofted library.  A tiny little cabin separate from the house that would be my office.

I’d have a few acres of land where I could raise a garden and probably a couple of alpacas.  There would be a stream nearby, close enough that I could hear it at night with the windows open.  Lots of tress and seclusion, no neighbors in sight.

I’d live in the mountains in a rural community where people do things for themselves out of necessity rather than vogue.  A city would be within 45 minutes so that I could see concerts and watch movies and spend time with people in anonymous settings if need be.

It’s not much, but it is so much . . . so much that would fill me and thrill me.

What would your dream house look like?


Posted February 16, 2012 by Andi Cumbo-Floyd in Aging, Life Lessons

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2 responses to “Dreaming of My Future House

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  1. Whoah! We have very similar dreams Andi! Bev and I have been dreaming about a very similar location (exactly the specifics of seclusion but close-ish to a “city” in our case presumably Lancaster. I want to build a strawbale house, hopefully nearly off the grid. Also in my current dream plan: alpacas! I also thought about Bison and goats. And some chickens. And a dog. And an awesome secret treehouse in the middle of the wooded part of the acreage. Etc. 🙂 Want to go in on a property together with room for both of our houses? I’m only half joking.

  2. Just taking my brain there mentally for a couple of minutes as you described your dream home, I felt in peace. I don’t believe your dreams are out of reach, they just need a plan to get there. I can’t wait to see this come to fruition for you sooner rather than later.

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