House Dreams 

Recently I’ve become obsessed with the notion of owning a home. I’ve started walking again lately, in a twofold attempt to both return to a semi fit state of being, and to hopefully ease the back pain that is now into the third week. On these walks I’ve been paying attention to the houses I pass, and some of them are so tidy and quaint and cute and lovely that I can’t help but fantasise about one day owning one. 

It is at times like this that Pinterest is in equal measures an excellent tool for inspiration, and a blazing reminder of everything I do not (yet) have. I have been scouring the site for the last hour, pinning everything that catches my eye…and where my “home” board is concerned, that’s a lot of pins. I do not need a giant house, and rather have been more drawn to smaller, more unique structures than larger and more modern designs. I am a fan of Tudor cottages, of stone structures with a red doors (Rolling Stones, anyone?), of quaint little places with wide verandas shaded by large trees. Basically, anything small, unique and potentially fairytale-like, and I’m all over it like glitter on a gay pride parade.

My desire to own a house has come in large part from the realisation that, at nearly 25, I am not only back living at home, but without any real savings. At the moment what savings I do have is going towards a trip to the U.S next year, but after that? Put it this way, I’ll be damned if I’m going to spend the rest of my life paying someone else’s mortgage. I want a house of my own because I want to be able to hang art on the walls without fear of losing a bond. I want to be able to own a dog without repercussion from a landlord. I want to be able to set up a sewing room with all the bits and bobs to make it easy and accessible and a complete creative space. 

I have decided that now is the time to start being a proper adult…about certain things, in any case. So I guess, amidst all the repayments I’m making, the tax deductions, the fees I’m paying, the money I’m trying to save and the general cost of living, I’m going to try and set some money aside for the “future house fund”. And since its gonna take me a million years to do it on my wage, I guess I have a lot of time to scour Pinterest and perfect the idea of what I want. Red door and giant veranda, here I come!

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5 thoughts on “House Dreams 

  1. Hahaha I also have a house pinterest board and we have the same idea when it comes to what a nice home would be! I love cosy spaces, I’m not about that modern uncomfortable furniture that looks like you might as well sit on a concrete slab for all the give in it. I am also not into minimalism and chrome and glass and white everywhere. I want things that look soft to touch and preferably a fireplace and maybe some candles and plants everywhere (they don’t even need to be real as long as they LOOK real)…….

    *sigh*

    • Precisely my thoughts. I like your idea about plants. I love big comfy furniture that you know you are going to sink into a little when you sit down. I want a big hearth with a wood burning fire. I love dimly lit, cozy type atmospheres, with lamp light and/or firelight. I want darker wood used wherever possible. I don’t even want a big house! I could live in a small cottage as long as the atmosphere and ambiance is right. Also definitely would like to be a good 5+ miles outside town with neighbors few and far between.

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