After the influx of social media, new gadgets and technology into our lives there has been a newfound craving for getting back to nature.
With hours spent perfecting the ideal selfie and enhancing your features with a lo-fi filter to upload onto your Instagram only for you to stalk your page to see how many likes you receive, you’d be forgiven for wanting to break the habit. People are choosing to spend their vacations free from Facebook and are beginning to banish the Twitter and Snapchat feeds. Many people are going one step further and are taking the brave step of moving to the great outdoors. This doesn’t mean pitching up a tent in the middle of a wood but selecting their next house based very much on its proximity to nature. Take a look at how you can make the great outdoors your next home.
Choose Where You Want To Be
Some people are beach bunnies, some are forest folk, and others enjoy the mountain air. Whatever environment that you can see yourself living in should be the focus of your new home search. Properties that are surrounded by nature often carry a premium price tag with their beautiful views and accessibility to outdoor activities. Consider where is practical for you to be based. You’ll still need to get to work and take the kids to school, but at the same time, you want to be far enough away from it all that you can escape from the stresses and pressures of work life. If you don’t want a commute longer than fifteen minutes, then this may not be the idyllic life for you.
If you enjoy the beach, take a look at coastal homes with a view. The sea air works wonders for your skin, and the sound of the waves lapping on the shore is the ultimate natural soundtrack for relaxation. If you’re in love with the idea of purchasing real estate in the mountains, think about basing yourself next to walks, hikes and maybe even an established skiing area. Luxurious mountainside properties allow you to live in a style that you are accustomed to, yet away from the rat race creating the perfect family retreat.
Where you choose to be based will dictate the style of property that you will end up living in to a certain extent. Remember, you are buying into a lifestyle not just purchasing a home. A mountain retreat could see you in a stunning contemporary log home or a picturesque slopeside townhouse. Living among people with a similar outlook on life will enrich your day to day experiences and help you to settle into your new home and new lifestyle.
So, what are you waiting for? You have had enough of city life, you desperately hanker after being closer to nature, and you are financially ready. If you take the plunge and purchase your perfect pad in the great outdoors, you may be making one of the best decisions of your life.
This is a collaborated post.