My Dream House

on Tuesday, February 19, 2008

I do not think that I am fussy nor demanding. In fact, I am fairly content and easily satisfied. I am not one of those who desires the fastest or most luxurious cars. Where some may pant after a Lamborghini or perhaps a Rolls-Royce, my dream car is nothing more exalted than the Volkswagen Golf Convertible and I am absolutely content with the Honda City that I do drive.

The same applies to houses. Sure, it would be nice to own a mansion or even just a large house but that really isn't important. Home is where you make it and a small studio apartment can be as happy a home as a big mansion. I do like water though. It would be nice if the house would be near water. I would sit on the porch and just watch the seasons change.

Nevertheless, if any of you kind folk can find a way for me to live at any of these places, I'd be much obliged. Thank you.

Somewhere in the Laurentians, Quebec

Somewhere on an island off Iceland

Somehere on a fiord in Norway

Would any of you like to be my neighbors?


A Happy Downtowner said...

Great post. ITA with everything you say. What you drive, where you live, or what you own doesn't make you any better.

But more and more I realize I'm not living in the right country :) I'd take Norway or Iceland in a minute. When you find out how to get there, let me know ok? LOL

Molly said...

I wouldn't mind that island in Iceland! Beautiful pics...

squirrelmama said...

I didn't see any squirrels or nestboxes in any of those pictures, LGS. Paradise is not paradise without our rodent brethren.

leslie said...

A lot of your cousins have been scurrying around my place lately.

The Laurentians is a beautiful place in any season - I've been there!

Helena said...

Ahhhh beautiful! I think I'd prefer the first one. The green one looks like a miniature house on a golf course! LOL!

Come by my blog today- there is a photo of a grey squirrel at the end of today's post!

Tai said...

Looks like there ARE no neighbours near any of those houses!

Janice Thomson said...

Ah Lgs - so good to be back and reading your marvelous posts. I'll be your neighbor in any one of those places - they're so beautiful...sigh

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

happy downtowner,
Probably a sign of growing old but I am increasingly attracted to quiet and open spaces. Norway and Iceland has lots of both....also lots of cold bitter wintry weather though!

Isn't that island just amazing?

Don't worry. Plenty of squirrels in the Laurentians.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Oddly, I haven't been to the Laurentians. I am sure it is beautiful and abundant in squirrels.

thanks for the comment. I'll be over to look at the squirrel.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

sharp observation. oh, well. More nuts for me.

Good to see ya.

tsduff said...

I actually saw that house in person, two summers ago when I went to Vestmannaeyjar - the islands off the southern coast: we fell completely and totally in love with it, and wondered at the same time how to get up to the house! It is so so so spectacular there - most definitely the place to have your dream house. I'd be living there already. The yard could use a Lone Grey Squirrel, but there are no trees... but lots of puffins :D

heartinsanfrancisco said...

Wow. I like your style. I don't especially care if my home is large or small but I love peace and quiet.

I like to hear the sounds of nature around me, not human nature. I enjoy watching plants grow while I grow more reclusive all the time.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Wow. This is six degrees of separation stuff. You've actually seen this wonderful place in Iceland?!? Amazing. Sadly, I have only seen it in my dreams. I imagine if I actually had been there, I would be aching to return there. Anyway, beggars can't be choosers, so if you do get to live there, can you plant one tree for the lone grey squirrel or have a well stocked bird feeder...haha.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Thanks. You and I could get on well as reclusive neighbors. We wouldn't have to meet.....just blog to each other! Ah, peace.

Reminds me of a story where a man meets a genie and is granted one wish and he asked for the end of wars and for peace through out the world. Poof! His wish was granted and then he found he was the only living human on the Earth. The moral of the story is that there can be no peace as long as there are humans.

jmb said...

I think I'll give the island off Iceland a miss although it is beautiful. In fact they are all beautiful. I think you should go for the Laurentians, lots of trees and nuts for you.

Odat said...

Yes, I can see you're seeking something very simple!
I'd like the Norway fjords for my back yard!

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Absolutely correct. Squirrels cannot live on beauty alone. There must also be nuts.

yes, I am not fussy at all. :)

tsduff said...

I was there - in fact I found that you can even see the house in one of my photos of Iceland's Vestmannaeyjar
here off to the right in the far islands - see that little white dot? Ah, it was simply paradise.

tsduff said...

Well bother, that didn't work... picture is too small. Let me try emailing it to you.

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

look forward to it. Thanks.

Marja said...

Very pretty. We've got many magic places here as well. Oh and I so love a house with a porge

Open Grove Claudia said...

So cold... so cold... You chose places where you'd have to hibernate for months of the year! Yikes!


Anonymous said...

Yes!! ANd I'd happily live any of those places - so beautiful.

(DO you know the American equivalent of a Honda City? An Accord, maybe, or a Civic?)

Lone Grey Squirrel said...

Oh there are so many great places to live in New Zealand. Absolutely.

So cold? all the better for cuddling by the fire!

The Honda City is a small city car which is similar in shape as an Accord but is only 1500cc and built with slightly higher suspension.

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