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#31 of 38 Old 08-04-2010, 10:14 AM
 
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If money were no object I would live on some property in the south of France that had multiple houses so I could bring my mom and sister and we would spend the days watching the kids run through the fields.

But if I reel it in a little I would gut my house and our coach house.The coach house would be an artists' studio and in our house the walk up attic and the basement would get finished.

I don't think our style would change too much but everything we owned would be hand made.That's our big fantasy.

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yeah, i'm like a few PPs here.

first, i would have land. not a ton of land, but a fair bit. i would have a cob build, off the grid house. i would likely grow bamboo or some other sustainable plant for burning in the wood burning stove (a friend of mine does this). it would have a lot of gardens, as above, and be very minimally decorated. i like the furniture to take prominence--so i would buy beautiful, natural pieces built beautifully and built to last (and also eco-friendly/sustainable).

i would use jars (as i do now) for flowers, as i love to have bouquets around.

so, yeah. i would just be more of what i do now.
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We just custom built our home last year so it is absolutely perfect for us. It isn't cluttered or overly full with "stuff". I would just like it to be moved to a huge piece of land somewhere. Not possible at all to afford in Belgium though so I am happy with what I do have!

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The outside would look like this:
http://www.simondale.net/house/index.htm

I'd want it a bit bigger, but this is the general idea. Off grid, surrounded by acres and acres of land that my like-minded family/friends would live on as well. Not to mention the whole assortment of homesteading things that would go with my strawbale, off grid hobbit home...

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I would not have a larger house, what we have is great. But I would have a few houses that are smaller. Such as an apartment in a metro area with an awesome kitchen in every property I own since I love having a great kitchen.
I would also have a home in a beach or resort type town. This is a goal we have someday.

We have always been DIY etc so we pretty much can have what we want such as craftsman furnture etc. Its more of the timing and $$ resources stopping us from having it right here right now. But we kind of like the waiting and dreaming instead of just having it all right now. Make sense?

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If money were no object,first off I'd have a house and not an apartment! Then, I'd pay for Sara Janssen to come fix up my house. http://www.flickr.com/photos/happyja...7622958743825/

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I would have an old small farm/cottage home that was renovated but still with old style features and charm. It would be located on a farm with no other homes in sight with plenty of animals, garden, orchard, barn, etc.....
This gives me such a sense of longing

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If money were no object, our home would be decorated much like it is already - very minimalist with good quality but "buy-it-for-life" furniture. Probably the quality would be better and more environmentally friendly, but I like what we have now. I don't decorate. I don't like clutter and a blank white wall is beautiful to me.

Basically, it would be a typically minimalist Scandinavian home, with the smallest carbon footprint we could manage. It would be self-sustaining and next to a large, beautiful northern lake with lots of land. Something like this would be nice.
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