I want to buy a house. A cottage. In wine country (Martinborough would be absolutely perfect). Where I can have a backyard with a vegetable garden, lavender and roses planted around the balcony. Where I will have raw wood tables and coffee tables, linen, cotton and wool fabrics, comfortable chairs - that I can curl up in to read a book - and sofas that are miss-matched but go together in an aesthetically pleasing way. A jumble of items that have been found at different stores - from expensive to cheap junk-yard items.
I place where in winter I can curl up beside a fire with a book and a cup of tea, or in summer I can lounge on the balcony drinking a glass of vino and enjoying a cheese platter for two.
I'd like a place I can share with a significant other, who I hope to eventually find. Where we can love and grow and enjoy each others company. Where I can have a cat and a dog, and maybe even a horse and some chickens.
Even doing the math - the cost of owning a home in Martinborough isn't as high as in Wellington - and much more beautiful. I'd be able to get away from the hustle and bustle of the City in the weekends and relax and enjoy nature again.
Anyone else dream of what their future home might be like? Unfortunately unless I get a job that would allow me to afford to even pay back the interest on a home loan - I'd still be a bit lonely! I'd definitely need a significant other to share it with.