We have several ideas of where we'd like to retire.
My Man wants to supposedly live in a trailer "near water." I told him I wouldn't want to live in a trailer, because they attract tornadoes!
At one point we were looking to build a log home, but the economy hit us really hard. I don't know if we'll ever be able to do that. But, I do love them.... until I found out that spiders love to live in the cracks between the logs....
I also would love an old Victorian Queen Anne Style house. But, we've owned two older "fix up" houses, and My Man says there are things he just can't do anymore, related to house rehab. And, not having any sons, it would be difficult. Also, My Man is terrible
if we have to hire anybody to do anything in our house. He likes to do everything, but if we have, say roofers or plumbers (for the septic, or well, he can't
do those. I refuse to let him. I Topped from the Bottom to get my way on that.) He hangs around the work men, getting in their way, "helping" offering helpful advice... basically acting like a three year old.
I would LOVE to live in a Frank Lloyd Wright house. But, My Man has heard they usually need major renovations, and some of the materials used for the newer ones were substandard (especially some of the concrete used to form things.) He says the place would be a money pit. I LOVE Wright, though. There are so many in our area, I would love to live in one.
So, I don't know where we will live. We'll probably stay here, (because we're under water on the mortgage now, so it will be years before we can even think of moving) I really don't know.
We need at least three bedrooms. (What if our now non-existent grandbabies come to visit? Or a grown child needs a place to stay? Or we just have overnight guests?)
I need two bathrooms. NEED. I need a home library. We have too many books to not have one, and I love the library we have now, even though it's an old downstairs bedroom, opened up and shelves and bead and board pine siding all over. I also want a BIG bedroom, and maybe a family room off the kitchen. I'm all over the place. I don't know.
I want a place where our then grown children and their children (if they decide to have any) will always feel welcome.