This weekend as you know the heating system went out in my apartment, this only seems to happen when it is the absolute coldest outside doesn’t it? I had plenty of time to reflect on my choice of homes during this time. I stressed so over the years I was a homeowner that I wouldn’t have a large enough savings to cover a major repair.
There are days I miss owning my home, but then winter arrives and I remember the days of work to dig out the sidewalks and driveways of snow and ice. Fearing the weight of snow on the roof and needing to hire help to clear the roof as I wasn’t about to try climbing up there. frozen pipes were also an issue.
I had to choose between owning a home, building and finding a place to park a tiny home and then of course renting. I have to say that it was nice not having to shell out money this weekend to repair the boiler, and a tiny house would have consisted in more exposed walls to the elements than I currently have so I guess I made the right choice for this stage in life.
Of course I received way more than I had imagined with the lake so close and the field I get to garden and play in. On top of those benefits, I also found like-minded people and have built close relationships with many of my neighbors, something that wouldn’t have happened if I lived in a detached house.