Moving to the Country Start of the Journey – It was a dark and stormy night…. Really, it was! That night started my journey to move back to the country. As I was coming home from work in early evening, snow was swirling everywhere. I could barely see. I had actually left work early, as […]
We’d always liked country life…growing things…open space around us. We wanted to stay active in our senior years. Life in a condo or golf course community just didn’t appeal to us.
What tips would you give someone thinking about moving to a rural area?
Make sure you really want the life—not just to visit, but to live it day after day. You may have to go cut up a windfall tree when you’d rather be watching a football game. Or you might need to check on a sick animal when you’d really love to stay in bed another couple of hours. You may miss shopping, takeout or restaurant dining, city entertainment, or big league sports events.
How much change can you comfortably make? This goes for yourself, your family and anyone else that will be moving with you.
Working from home is a great option for those of us who don’t work well amidst the hustle and bustle of a busy office. Even with all the great benefits, there often comes a time when you need to pick up your laptop and get out of the house. But without an office to go […]
Living in the country – Dreaming of a different way of life? Many people seek solitude or just more of a back-to-the-basics type of lifestyle. Whether you plan to relocate from a large city or suburbs, you will find country life very different. Learn about living in the country and best rural places to live. […]
Modernizing Your Rural Home – Just because you’ve chosen to live away from the hustle and bustle of the city doesn’t mean you have to forego all modern-day amenities. In fact, the technology of today has made it so you can enjoy almost all the things of urban life. Maybe even more without compromising the […]
People have often asked me my best advice on property development. it is: “What you don’t know is the thing that can hurt you the most.” That statement is true for many situations in life, but is especially true as you embark on finding the perfect rural home or retreat. The thing you don’t know […]
Holiday Gift Ideas – Is it that time of year again? Our family truly enjoys this special month of December. We celebrate Christmas in many ways, from a birthday cake for Jesus to special holiday menus, from stockings on the mantle to a fragrant Christmas tree. But our favorite facet of the month has to be […]
Things to Love About Rural Living, After living for a long time in urban and suburban environments, I am now living a rural lifestyle. Is this for everybody? Maybe not. But I sure do enjoy rural living 52 weeks a year in a place where I used to vacation for 2 weeks a year. Things […]
Here’s about restoring an old abandoned rural backyard. Several months ago, we had to relocate due to a job. In this economy, you kind of have to do that. The job we relocated for was a blessing but it took us several months to find the right home. The one we found is incredible. Out […]