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Old 04-14-2017, 09:16 PM
 
Location: Texas
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As a kid, I lived in my dream home quite often. My idea of the ideal home is being outside. I used to get on my horse, a big Appaloosa mare, a 30-30 rifle, and a roll of barbed wire and go off riding/mending fences. It would sometimes take several days, mostly because I wanted it to take several days. Nothing like having Gods handiwork for a ceiling at night, stars for a night light, a warm fire, and your favorite friend there that was also better than most watch dogs. I'm getting a little old to be sleeping on the ground these days, don't have a horse. But sometimes, just for old times, I sleep in the back yard looking up at the stars and wonder like kid about what could be and what might have been. Makes me feel like a kid again. As they say, sometimes the simplest pleasures are the best.
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Old 04-14-2017, 09:23 PM
 
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I dreamed of just owning a house. Growing up my family was poor and my parents have never owned a home. I shared a small bedroom with my big brother until I was a freshman in high school. So my cozy house I share with my wife, our cats and 7 chickens is my childhood dream home. But when I retire I want to buy a small country house with some land so I can have more animals.
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Old 04-15-2017, 01:55 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I wanted a big, older two-story with a circular driveway. Not a fancy house, just a big one on a decent-sized lot. Then I grew up and realized how much more it cost to own and maintain a bigger house, and I bought one that's 1500 sq ft. Each of the kids have their own rooms, but it doesn't feel like we have much space. My husband has the garage as his own space, but my only personal space (not our bedroom, which is just for sleeping) is a 5x6 computer nook.
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Old 04-15-2017, 02:03 AM
 
Location: Home is Where You Park It
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A treehouse, preferably looking out to the ocean or a river. Not too big, lots of windows...
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Old 04-15-2017, 03:17 AM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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As a kid, I lived in my dream home quite often. My idea of the ideal home is being outside. I used to get on my horse, a big Appaloosa mare, a 30-30 rifle, and a roll of barbed wire and go off riding/mending fences. It would sometimes take several days, mostly because I wanted it to take several days. Nothing like having Gods handiwork for a ceiling at night, stars for a night light, a warm fire, and your favorite friend there that was also better than most watch dogs. I'm getting a little old to be sleeping on the ground these days, don't have a horse. But sometimes, just for old times, I sleep in the back yard looking up at the stars and wonder like kid about what could be and what might have been. Makes me feel like a kid again. As they say, sometimes the simplest pleasures are the best.
Unless were homeless and those stars might not look so bright..a different set of rules for the have and have nots.. but see what your saying..

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Old 04-15-2017, 04:02 AM
 
Location: Texas
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https://www.google.com/search?q=ston...hrTbze_XA8XxM:

I've always dreamed of a very old stone cottage in the middle of nowhere.
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:00 AM
 
Location: Virginia
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I've always loved stone houses and Tudor homes, but bungalows were my first and forever love. There's just something about their small, homey look that I've always turned toward when house hunting. Plus, as I've gotten old(er), I've found that bungalows are very compatible with aging in place. No stairs - yay!
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Old 04-15-2017, 07:17 AM
 
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Either bluestone cottage, Or a Victorian terrace:
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Orchard House (Little Women)

I would have loved to have been transported back 100 years and taken the place of one of the March sisters. (My choice would have been Meg.)
Josephine!
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:17 AM
 
Location: NYC, CHI, UK
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The Brady Bunch house. When I got older, I fell in love with Victorian and Tudor style houses, and I still love them.
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Old 04-15-2017, 08:28 AM
 
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First log cabins, then Victorians (always with barns and acreage). I also love old industrial building turned into houses. Now I like midcentury modern and craftsman houses.
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