Although I love Paso Robles and I like our house here, you all know that I don’t like the set-up for my horses.
So, I dream… I dream of a different property. I like to online shop so I can visualize what I want and see what is out there – consider possibilities.
For example, I go onto Zillow.com and put in my preferences. For me, at least 2 bedrooms, at least 2 bathrooms, at least 10 acres and ‘barn’ in keywords. Then, I go from state to state. I started in California. I went to Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Nevada… I’m moving Eastward.
Today, I went to Montana.
But first, let me tell you what I’ve learned about myself and what I’d like. I learned that I love warm wood and not modern interiors. I like wide kitchens (not narrow). I love a stone, working fireplace. I like windows that look out to nature. I like water. I NEED TREES. And indoor/outdoor kitchens, patios, decks are very nice. Also, I want a barn again.
I appreciate and need great photos of the barn. Actually, I scroll to the photos of the barn before I ever look at the house. I wish real estate agents took better photos of the barns. I don’t think they realize that with equestrian properties, the barns are very important.
Anyway, back to today and Montana.
Montana has snow. Lots of snow. Not sure I could handle that. However, I do like all the wood construction and lodgelike interiors. I love the streams and rivers. I love the trees and mountains.
Here we go!
Who doesn’t? I mean, it’s a cheap way to “travel” a little and to get to know what you do like, should you move to another flat or house in the future. Sure, most of the time, you’re just e-visiting gigantic villas on tranio.com or something like that, but it does help knowing your “style” in houses better
I do that now and then myself! It’s fun to imagine starting a new life in a new home. Those properties were absolutely amazing, and I love how the last one had the equipment in the photos.