If I didn’t have a schoolhouse I’d live…

Who wants to live in the ‘burbs with a bunch of houses that look the same when you could live somewhere interesting?

If I didn’t have the schoolhouse I’d go for something pretty dramatic I think. I’ve recently found a few options that suit my fancy. That is, if budget, nation, gravity, and a few other factors were not an issue.

If I didn’t have a schoolhouse I’d live…

In a houseboat in Paris
Well who wouldn’t? This recent article in the Guardian had me sold from the first image. I like boats, I’d like to go to Paris, I look good in a beret. This ticks a lot of boxes. Seriously I can totally pull off a beret.

Houseboat living in Paris – in pictures
I wonder if our cats would get seasick? Or would they benefit from a diet of wine and fish? And while I’ve never lived on a houseboat, I did watch a lot of Beachcombers when I was a kid and most Canadians of a certain age really wanted to be like Relic.

In a treehouse
BeWILDerwood - The Curious Treehouse Adventure Park

I didn’t have a treehouse when I was a kid so this may be a latent wish fulfilled. I spotted this collection in a Photo of the Day spread on a recent book called, Tree Houses: Fairy Tale Castles in the Air. I suspect the view is pretty bitchin’ and you would always have that nice fresh tree scent around you.

Living Amongst the Trees
Not sure how cats would feel about the tree life but access to a lot of scratching pole material might sell them on it.

In a castle
Eilean Donan Castle

OK so we’ve all been watching Downton Abbey and we’ve seen Monarch of the Glen. We all think of our homes as castles but what if they actually were?

Castles, if you don’t live in North America, aren’t that hard to come by apparently. Some of them even come with transferable titles so you can really become Lord of the manor.

Castles for sale in Scotland
There would be a decided lack of central heating but prospects of tower rooms and dungeons is enviable. Those guys that want you to rent their water heaters will stay away if you keep your portcullis closed and that welcome mat that says “Welcome to our Castle” will finally make sense. And hey, all your nerd friends would want to come over and play:

  • Dungeons and Dragons
  • Lord of the Rings
  • Game of Thrones
  • Really anything nerdy with castles

On a really big boat
Crashing Wave

The World – Residences at Sea is basically a lot of condos on a really big boat. This cruise ship floats along year-round visiting different ports of call and residents can live there all the time or hop on anywhere they want. The 2013 tour includes the Caribbean, South America, Canary Islands, Morocco, Ireland and the Black Sea. Suddenly a long weekend in Niagara Falls doesn’t seem so hot.

In just about any of these places

Source: wackyarchives.com via Jenny on Pinterest  ********************************************************************************

This Pinterest collection by Jenny Mehlenbeck has a lot of enticing options. I’ve just started to follow this page with “P”interest.

Admit it. You are thinking about me in a beret right now aren’t you?


3 thoughts on “If I didn’t have a schoolhouse I’d live…

  1. Houseboats are one of the most interesting accommodations. Living in the Netherlands for a few months I wondered how people did it, but looking back at it I think maybe they had the right idea…

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