Where would you really love to live ?

  • Bonsoir mes amis ( good evening my friends ) ,

    If you could have a house,yurt,caravan,park up or other dwelling in your perfect spot where would it be. I am not talking geographically per se,moreso what would you choose to surround yourself with?

    It is a hard thing for me to say as I am a bit dependent upon moving around and seeing new things,but if I was a settling down type of person or had to choose somewhere where I had to spend a lot of time it would probably be-

    Somewhere between 600 and a thousand metres so that I had good views,fresh air and was not above the average winter snowline.

    In about six to ten acres of woods so that I could keep it healthy,enjoy the shade in the summer and have a decent supply of dead wood to keep my fire burning without having to cut green wood and let tree's live out their lives and supply habitat for the local fauna.

    A fresh water stream to supply me with drinking,washing and bathing water would be nice.

    A clearing where I could enjoy the sun.

    A nice flat area to either park up my vehicle or set up a yurt.

    Nice neighbours at least a couple of miles away.

    Lots of mushrooms both edible and fun nearby !!

    At least ten to twenty miles away from any towns,but say four miles from a nice little village with a bar that has nice beer,restaurant and wifi.

    Just a few ideas that pop to my mind,actually they are quite similar to lots of my favourite parkups around france :D

    Where would you be and what would you want there?

    Hopefully by putting this on paper,or screen as the case is,you will be affirming to yourselves what you really want to do in life and that may help guide you a bit quicker towards your dreams. Hopefully too,that between us we can help inspire others to chase their dreams.

    Love and light to all

    fly xx

  • Single decker bus in a 5acre field,half grass for parties,half the rest woodland, and the rest garden and outbuildings. Few goats,few pigs,and a couple of dozen chickens. Workshop space with 4 post lift. Small barn beside me bus with outdoor cooking facilities and fire pit. Long gated access road. At least 5miles to people. Freshwater stream running thru for all water requirements for me and my livestock. One sml tractor and trailer as well as a set of nice implements..... One happy bear...

  • I'd like a smallish smallholding on the edge of a village full of lovely UKH people to call on or invite in, share skills, make things together, repair each other's stuff, and pass plenty of time with in often aimless philosophical discussions. Where it was geographically would be of secondary importance.

  • ". . . not above the average winter snowline . . . "

    itinerant child - thatmade me chuckle, given your photo. And I thought you looked so content sat there in the snow. I guess you are thinking of a change. (I love snow and one of my dreams would be to live in an igloo, but I wouldn't want that as my first choice.) Snow is beautiful, and what it does to sound . . .

    I like the way you framed the question, not an actual place, but some kind of ideal.

    Ideally I suppose I'd like a fluffy cloud in Cloud Heaven :angel: I've always wanted a flying carpet. Flying carpet is one of the ways of getting around up there if you haven't done enough good stuff on Earth to earn your own wings. Sadly I lost my chance for wings when I chopped off the head of an ant with an axe as an inquisitive child. I was fascinated by the head rolling around in the palm of my hand, but at the same time horrified that it was still alive!!! A severed head rolling around with its mandibles snapping open and desperately trying to bite a grip onto my hand. Oh the horror, the idea was much worse than any Conrad apocalypse. This beheading opened up the earthly vision of how life is BOUND to eating for its life. I paid for this lesson with wings. I am a bit sad about that, but I love the carpet.

    Of course you eat in Cloud Heaven too, but it is different and you don't poo. I know . . . that's nothing new. Everybody knows you don't poo in Heaven :rolleyes: can you imagine the shit storms down below?

    Back to the flying carpet, yes it'd be Persian and hold many wonders in its infinite pattern. Some symbols would take me to the Cloud shop, three clouds down the way, where they make big cloud marshmallows (a variant on our earthly marshmallows). Big cloud marshmallows are enormous sugary delights, much lighter than the earthly ones. When I say enormous I mean the size of an Indian elephant. You can eat a whole one and not feel full, they are so light.

    Another of the carpet's symbols takes you to the Cloud Drive-in where they show amazing reality flics. This is the purpose of humanity on earth - all of our lives on earth are splashed out in vivid detail on a cloud (so it's 3D). Everything that has ever happened on Earth is 'filmed' on these clouds, so you never get bored and can stay there for days. It's good advice to stock up on cloud marshmallows before you get there. You can even watch your own life as a film. Of course some films are more popular than others; some are huge embarrassments. :eek:

  • Ive always wanted to live in a remote forest in the mountains with no neighbours or civilisation within at least 20 miles.Prefereably by a lake where i can row and fish. Technology we have now makes it possible to live a relatively modern lifestyle in such a place without too much hardship but having lived in remote areas in the past with no technology whatsoever and happy doing so, its no big deal.

    So apart from your neighbours bar beer restuarant, id probably agree with your ideal IC

    But im also keen to return to living in a tiny cottage a few hundred yards from the beach in the Hebrides...life is filled with dilemmas.

    Your enemy will stab you in the front,your friends stab you in the back - beware your friends,embrace your enemies,you'll always know what youre dealing with.

  • My ideal would be enough woodland for everlasting fuel and building materials, enough land to grow food, hunt, forage and to be able to go for a walk with the dogs.

    Enough rain to have an abundance of water all year round.

    Enough sunshine and wind to keep our batteries topped up.

    Enough distance from our neighbours that they do not annoy us and us them but close enough to be of help to one another if needed.

    Close enough to a village with a bar, local shop/market/post office to be able to walk in and stagger back

    We would have a small house made of wood and mud with the biggest geodesic dome greenhouse we could build (50ft-15M diameter). The dome would be the hub of our lives. You can enter the dome from the house. The composting toilet will be off the dome so no need to go outside when the weather is bad. There will be a good size aquaponics system in the dome for year round fresh veg and fish/crayfish and a lot of other beneficial plants and trees.

    Enough workshop space to get vehicles in to work on with a pit and space to store building materials for projects.

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  • Am currently passing through Sonoma County in California and wouldn't mind "settling" here. As long as it's isolated enough.

    I didn't even know the history of Sonoma County until I came across a magazine the other day and it makes complete sense!!

    This is purely for the energy of the place. Similar to Ibiza. I can't put my head around it.

    There is a reason for everything just a shame they became so commercialised.

  • Quite happy where I am , mountains behind me sea in front.

    Traveled a lot with work, to some stunning places,

    Always happy to come home and pick the dog up and go for a ramble,

    Only place that was taken with were El Chorro Spain

    And the Atlas Mtns Morocco


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  • So let's say 'for the moment' (what a lovely expression) . . .

    I'd like to be around the top of Mount Olympos, Northern Greece, in my small red tent, with my sleeping bag and a good feather pillow, some supplies, fizzy water, a pile of mangoes, assorted nuts and bread, and a few good books. A set of backgammon for the occasional visitor.

    One of my favourite geological land features is high altitude 'valleys', where you are at least 2,000 metres above sea level, but then a few surrounding peaks still out-peak you, preferably with snow. The air is exaltant, there is a kind of serenity and peace, spring is a bit later and you get beautiful flowers of many varieties.

    Mount Olympos has many of these valleys. Because it is South enough, the days are warm in the Summer and, with the altitude, the nights are cool. :happydanc