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mooser

Trad climber
seattle
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 12, 2014 - 02:15pm PT
This one comes pretty close for me:

Credit: mooser

http://themindunleashed.org/2014/01/man-builds-fairy-tail-home-family-3000.html
Cragman

Trad climber
June Lake, California....via the Damascus Road
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:44pm PT
The one I designed and built for my family........

Credit: Cragman

Credit: Cragman

Credit: Cragman

Credit: Cragman
Ghost

climber
A long way from where I started
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:45pm PT
So Tom, you're a secret hobbit?

I think I'm pretty much living in my dream home, although turning the basement into something other than the mess it is right now is still part of the dream.
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:52pm PT
My dream home became a reality just a few years ago. My wife keeps picking on me to finish up some minor stuff, but I'm 99.9% done; except for some landscaping. The maintenance is already starting.
Credit: steveA
steveA

Trad climber
Wolfeboro, NH
Jan 12, 2014 - 02:56pm PT
Cragman,

WoW! That looks like quite a piece of work. Looks like you have a better view out your window than I do!
Edge

Trad climber
Boulder, CO
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:37pm PT
My dream home is anyplace that I share with my wife; I don't care if it's a bit small, as long as it's near the mountains and we can use the outdoors as our backyard.

I suppose my previous house of 19 years was a dream home, with a killer shop space, but it became too big once the kids left and I became a slave to the house. A favorite sign at a friends place said, "A spotless house is the sign of a wasted life." I no longer feel the need to spend my free time vacuuming, painting, mowing, etc for what?

My home and shop. <br/>
My home and shop.

Credit: Edge

This past summer, this was an amazing home, though perhaps a bit smaller than we would like long-term.

Home, no matter where the wheels are parked.
Home, no matter where the wheels are parked.
Credit: Edge

Even with the RV, I still couldn't escape doing a little foundation repair.

I-40 in Oklahoma.   Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.
I-40 in Oklahoma. Where the wind comes sweeping down the plain.
Credit: Edge

Our current abode above Boulder has everything we need, although a second bedroom would be nice. I'm not complaining though, far from it. The wealth of outdoor opportunities within a short drive makes anything here perfect for me. For now.

SCseagoat

Trad climber
Santa Cruz
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:51pm PT
Our take our home anywhere....as long as there's water..
Credit: SCseagoat
On land I like my little places in Santa Cruz and Bozeman.
Credit: SCseagoat

Susan
anita514

Gym climber
Great White North
Jan 12, 2014 - 03:55pm PT
My dream home is a round log cabin type place, in the hills. No cities.
Enough room for cats and a garden.


Edit: a VW van would do, too
briham89

Big Wall climber
san jose and south lake tahoe, ca
Jan 12, 2014 - 04:36pm PT
The type of home doesn't matter much to me. What matters more is that it is somewhere near adventure... And hopefully a job too.
Chief

climber
The NW edge of The Hudson Bay
Jan 12, 2014 - 05:36pm PT
Home, sweet home.
Home, sweet home.
Credit: Chief
Ward Trotter

Trad climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 05:44pm PT
Both in Big Sur:

Credit: Ward Trotter

Check out the little kitten crawling up on the bed.^^^^

Credit: Ward Trotter
Gene

climber
Jan 12, 2014 - 06:21pm PT
Sullly,

LOL. You are a class or ten above the Taco Stand norm.

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Lollie

Social climber
I'm Lolli.
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:04pm PT
I don't know... which is rather strange. I lived in all kinds of habitations. Twice I lived in mansions, and I shudder at living in sullly's dream. :-) But I think maybe it's matter of where you're at in life.
I know one thing though, it has to do with light and beauty. How the light comes into the rooms.
And it shan't be alone in the middle of nowhere.

I did draw us a house and built a model of it, one might call that the dream house, but no. It would probably been a very beautiful house, but life changed and now I could sell it (the idea) and see it built, be proud of it but not wanna live there myself.

But I have a dream kitchen though. I made it too. Even drew every bloody stone on the floor so the pattern would be right. It's 355 sq ft and beautiful with big windows and a lot of working space. Both floor and countertops in a light gray limestone, with French cement-stones patterned into it. Very social place and great to cook in.
It now belongs to my ex-husband.

Maybe I don't know because I don't have a dream house. My work was to make other people's dreamhouses to them, and you get fed up with that too. I like very much where I live now, for the moment.


moosedrool

climber
Stair climber, lost, far away from Poland
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:06pm PT
I don't dream anymore ;)
Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:13pm PT
I just build 'em.

My tastes are toward simple, tasteful, and small, with fine craftsmanship throughout the diminutive structure.
whitemeat

Big Wall climber
San Luis Obispo, CA
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:17pm PT
Credit: whitemeat

or...
Credit: whitemeat
The Call Of K2 Lou

climber
The 'burbs of Vancouver
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:21pm PT
Relativity
Relativity
Lynne Leichtfuss

Sport climber
moving thru
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:26pm PT
Would have loved a big wall home, but don't know if it's going to happen in my lifetime.

I love my home in Valley Center, CA but I've always wanted a little place in the hills or mountains of Santa Fe or Taos, New Mexico.

I have quite a few beautiful volumes of fabulous homes like this. Simp...
I have quite a few beautiful volumes of fabulous homes like this. Simple and Sweet.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

I love the Look. So Clean and Simple.
I love the Look. So Clean and Simple.
Credit: Lynne Leichtfuss

Brandon-

climber
The Granite State.
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:32pm PT
I'll add this;

To me, a house isn't a home until it has been lived in and loved. My dream home has property to roam, open space to garden, and potential for change.

I spend a lot of time thinking about homes and their space in my line of work, and far too many people go the route of a nice, easy house rather than a home that needs to be managed, and loved.

Don't go that route with a cookie cutter home that has everything you need, making it easy. Make it difficult. Love your home, make it better. Don't just treat where you live as a house, treat it as a home.
AP

Trad climber
Calgary
Jan 12, 2014 - 07:37pm PT
The location is more important than the house. I like your yard Chief, I assume that you are on the Wet Coast?
My dream house will be between Kaleden and Keremeos in the Okanagan/Upper Similkameen. Right now there is only a trailer on the land but a house should appear in 3 years or so. Time to get out of Dodge!
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