My dream house

We all want our own home! We all have our dream house! And though I admire and sometimes envy those people with big houses and big yard, fully decorated homes, it isn't what I want. It's nice to have, but it's not a necessity for me. All I need is a house where we could call our home, sweet home.

I grew up in the Philippines where it is easy to hire maids to clean and cook for you. If I am still in the Philippines, and money is no object, I would probably want a big house for my family.

But living in Canada changes that. House chores are really chores! It is no fun at all. And it is expensive to hire someone to come and clean your house once in awhile. Besides, I didn't grow up planting in spring, mowing the lawns in the summer, raking leaves in autumn or shoveling snow in winter. And I don't want to do all those things. And hubby doesn't want to either.

So our dream house is a condo-townhouse style were the condo management will handle all the planting, the mowing, the raking and shoveling for us. We don't want a big house anymore, because it only means more area to cover in cleaning the house. Or more area for my kids to mess up.

Once we retire and the kids have move out, hubby and I plan to live in a high rise condo.


Junnie said...

That's also our dream house...where happy families go home and be together....we are so happy for you and the family...sana talaga makabisita kami...SOON!

Raquel said...

I like this line "All I need is a house where we could call our home, sweet home".

I'm happy for you Jo. Malapit na ba ang lipat nyo?

Maureen Hayes said...

Isn't it funny how our priorities change with age and wisdom? I too don't want the hassle of all the outside responsibilities. I also don't need extra rooms to clean, and I certainly can't afford a housekeeper. I hope you find your dream home/condo and don't let anyone make you believe you should want something you don't!

JO said...

Hi Junnie,
The sooner the better! I need Mitzi's expertise!

Hi Raquel,
Thanks!!! Week of Dec 15 na.

Hi Maureen,
Yes, it sure does!

Toni said...

I prefer condo living because of the security! :D But I sure miss having a garden.

Junnie said...

Hi Jo, oo nga. Idrowing mo na ulit yung floor plan :)

evi said...

well said, jo.

Anonymous said...

Yup, well said, Jo. But you may have to rethink the high-rise part. What if you have to have a wheelchair and the elevator suddenly doesn't work.. hehehe... :)

JO said...

Hi Toni,
I don't have a green thumb... so condo living is really for me.

Hi Junnie,
It's on my family website... go check it out.

Hi Evi,

Hi Tani,
Hehehe... we will cross that bridge when we get there... for now, that's our plan.

Heart of Rachel said...

I'm happy that you have found the a great home for you and your family.

JO said...

Hi Rach,