Before you decide that house and land packages are the best option for you, pause, and consider your heart. It's easy for the heart to get in the way of making the best decision, especially if our hearts are in a desperate place. We often find ourselves living in discontent, and before we know it, we're fantasizing about a dream home, and then we decide that the only way to acquire a dream home is to build one.
Most people that buy land, and build on their own, will tell you that it was a long and crazy process. Is this something that you're willing to endure and put your family through? It just depends right?
Barn conversions are quite popular now, so popular that people are jumping in and doing them just because they see them on television. But is it what you really want? Sometimes we are so distracted, our hearts become distracted, and we think we want something that is going to promise a "better life" for our families, and once we get there, we may realize that it's not what we really want. One question to ask is, what are you willing to give up? Are you willing to downsize and put your things into self-storage temporarily? How will this affect the family?
Before locking down on an idea of what "home" should look like, lock down on what there is to be thankful for. Lock down on the beauty your current home has to offer. And then examine what you really want, and why you want "that".
Perhaps our dream home is the one we're in right now, the one in which we're living a life we would never have dreamt of before, the home in which we're already making dreams come true.
*This is a collaborative post.