We Are Here. This May Be THE Place.
A couple that we met this past winter at our last winter location have become good friends. They have spent many summers in the Shushwap area of British Columbia – a place we had never been before. They kept telling us how beautiful it is and how great the weather is. We were invited to spend some of our summer in the area and after listening to them, we decided to do that – to see what they were raving about.
We arrived one-week ago and we have already fallen in love with the area. The weather is almost perfect, the beauty of the land is unbelievable – exactly what we love, country, mountains, rivers, lakes all rolled into one area. The people are friendly. There is wildlife – so far we’ve seen two bears (a brown and a black bear) and lots of deer.
We’ve visited a local winery, walked some country paths, been to a local jamboree (good music, good fun, good food), gone to the beach a few times, and had lots of relaxation time. And there is still lots more to see and do.
It’s country life within easy access to a city.
The only unfortunate thing is that it has now added another location to our list of places we are considering when it is time to settle somewhere. Actually, it has quickly been added to the top of our list. The only thing holding us back is that we aren’t sure how difficult the winter would be here.
It Is rural.
We are thinking that we might rent a place and spend the winter here to experience the winter season before making a decision. If it’s too harsh we will have to move it down a few spots on the list.
Our original thought was that we wanted as little winter as possible but the beauty of this area may win out.
This area would be the perfect location for a small place overlooking the lake or the mountains – I would never tire of either view. One thing for sure, we will live in a little house so that we will always have the time and money to enjoy our surroundings.
Our location is slowly being narrowed down (with the exception of adding this new one). Once that decision is made, we will need to decide on renting, buying or building our small house. That will all depend on our needs – we want our place to live to be perfect for us.
We are using the pre-made plans and designs that are available that have what we need and expanding to make it a custom home that is perfect for us. Some of you may find that the designs are perfect as they are sold; others will find that they want just a little more custom touches. Either way is a good way to go.