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Been dreaming of Costa Rica, and what our new house will look like. It’s a foolish dream, because we’re going to be renting, and who knows what we’ll get? But I’ve daydreamed about houses since I was small. Though I ended up becoming a
mechanic/writer/bartender/ engineer/bookkeeper/realtor/sailor/manager/paralegal/what am I this week?, I once considered becoming an architect, too.
What can I say? Life is short, I gotta try everything.
My plans to become an architect were inspired by the lavish tents I would build with my brother and sisters when we were young. With every blanket in the house and all of the chairs we could fit into the bedroom, we would construct rooms of every size and tunnels to connect them. And there we would spend hours, playing together and making up stories.
Eventually, one of us would get mad at another, and crash the tent out of spite. But until the moment that happened, I could imagine we were living in a magic castle.
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Today, I don’t daydream about castles. Mostly because grown-up me realizes how much dusting that would involve. Thanks, but no thanks! I tend to lean more towards the tiny house end of the spectrum these days. Less time to clean means more time to daydream - I mean, be productive.
I’ve always loved the idea of courtyards. Whether it’s a Mexican hacienda or a Moroccan riad, there’s something special and secret about having a private view of the sky.
And how about greenhouses? Doesn’t this look like a cozy place to curl up with a book and take a nap?
Ultimately, I find myself drawn to any type of design that brings nature closer to me. I would love to find a house where only the bedroom and bathroom are indoors, and the kitchen and living spaces are all big covered porches.
None of the places pictured above are in my price range right now, though. I’ll probably have to start with something a little smaller. This one is for sale in Quepos.
Just kidding! But what will it really look like? Here’s an actual house in Costa Rica, and though we probably won’t have one this large, it will probably be similar in style and setting.
I can’t wait to get there and find out where we end up! What about you? Do you daydream about houses or is just me? Or do you already live in your dream house? Let me know, I’m always curious about houses, including yours.
See you next week!
Video of the Week
I read the other day that the record heat in Arizona last month was killing off the Saguaro cacti. Here’s what they looked like while it was still cold. (And it was very cold that day.)
Quote of the Week
That wraps up another week with Snale Racing! We’ll leave you with the quote that was most powerful for us this week. Peace!✌
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