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Slå ring om Norge
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 08:35 PM
If you could choose, what kind of house would you live in?

Most people live under quite standardized circumstances in normal houses.

But many dream about living in a quite different house than the one they live in at present.
Also the surrounding area could be completely different.

Do you have any dreams of living in a special house?

....Show us a picture of your dream residence?


http://www2.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Marc_Goetschalckx/cali/mhrc_2002_portland/Portland%20Head%20Lighthouse%20(c).jpg

This is mine!

This lighthouse would be perfect for me. I could enjoy my work, tea, pipe and cognac in peace here...
Little disturbance, exept of the seagulls and telephones from reporters, liebhabers and disciples.

Suitable to walk naked about and paint pictures of friends from Skadi that I have invited to stay at the lighthouse for a while...;)




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Leofric
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 10:38 PM
Godiva and I want a mead hall house, like Meduseld in Rohan. Here's Peter Jackson's set designer's idea of how Meduseld looks:

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We want to have something a little more authentic, and we do research on old mead halls and longhouses when we get the chance so we can make the plans for it. We plan to actually build it someday and live in it on our land (which we also plan to get someday).

The big difficulty is designing a house with some of the modern amenities (like indoor plumbing and electricity) but that conforms to a fifteen-hundred-year-old architectural style.

Sigurd Volsung
Wednesday, February 22nd, 2006, 11:00 PM
Do phantasmagoric Castles count? :P

http://fischer-axel.de/privat/Taxi/Russisch/Schlosser%20002.jpg

QuietWind
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 05:04 AM
On occasion I sit with my pad of graph paper and draw whole homes, complete with a scale. I count up square footage and figure approximate building costs, including various materials. I mark for lighting, windows, doors, etc. I will spend weeks planning out a home. I think about where I would place the furniture, and how much space I would like in each room. I plan where I'd like the windows relative to furniture pieces. Then I sketch what the front of the house would look like, the garden, the back yard and porch, etc. In the end, after going on one of these sprees, I close up my book and put it aside until I get it in me to draw a new home.

One of my favorites I have drawn is a sort of rectangular design centered around an inner courtyard/garden. There are doors from both the foyer and the living room which lead out to this area. This house was designed with a library to house all my books, and a "classroom" for homeschooling my children. Other than that it has all the basics. There is a hallway inside the house that leads all around the inner "garden" area so that from inside the house you can look out into the garden. One wing of the house is primarily the beddrooms. I like to have my children close to me, so their rooms are near the master bedroom instead of far away like some homes have. In the other wing are areas such as the formal dining room, kitchen, etc. The breakfast nook off of the kitchen has large windows for looking out across the back yard.

Anyhow, I know it is difficult to imagine. This is one of the largest homes I have drawn and would cost more than I could ever dream of affording. I just like to draw them. I collect miniatures.... like furniture and such. I used to have a house I built (liek a doll house), but it was so large I had to give it up years ago. I would get wall paper and do the walls. Carpet scraps and carpet the floors. Then I would arrange all my miniature furniture inside of it. I always wanted lights, but never got around to buying any. I would even sew little curtains to hang, bed linens, place mats, etc. One day I will build a new home for my miniatures. Right now they are packed away in a box. Google search terms like "miniature kitchen" and "miniture dining room." You can find pictures of thing like what I collect. :)

SouthernBoy
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 05:13 AM
Deep in the Smokey Mountains; my home is a small log cabin near a stream. :)

Nordraserei
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 06:33 AM
I don't really care. It'd be cool to have a big house and all but as long as my kids and Jennifer are with me I really don't care what house it is (so long as it is not on the streets :D).

Blutwölfin
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 10:45 AM
Exactly here:

http://i1.tinypic.com/ofad7o.jpg

With a stable in the backyard with enough room for the horses and a feetlot next to it.

One day, one day...

Vitali
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 11:18 AM
Of Dreams?
And what about the Residence of YOUR family and children?
Where is it?

Slå ring om Norge
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 01:58 PM
Of Dreams?
And what about the Residence of YOUR family and children?
Where is it?



That would of course be implicit,
taken care of, and up to their free will.;)

What about you, are you so lucky that you live with your parents?:)





















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OdinThor
Thursday, February 23rd, 2006, 05:58 PM
Something like this would be great::thumbup

http://www.tu-dresden.de/slub/proj/sachsenspiegel/burg.gif

Enough livingspace for me and my family and maybe some good friends and their families. The surrounding would be the best for the children. :thumbup The building itself is robust and useful with plenty of space. The possibility to grow something eatable there, maybe having some domestic animals exists, too. Horses would fit in great, too.:thumbup

Crownshelm
Friday, March 3rd, 2006, 09:03 AM
Oooh I love dreaming of houses!

http://www.removalboxes.co.uk/images/pic_extrastrongbox.jpg

Anyway, on a more serious note... one of the following, hehe.

http://www.bearsranchcabin.com/images/bear_ranch_cabin.jpg

http://www.dismountaingetaway.com/images/beary_cabin%20006.jpg

http://www.archaeology.co.uk/ca/timeline/saxon/shapwick/manor600.jpg

Blutwölfin
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 02:46 AM
(Stolen idea from Thore at Skadi (http://forum.skadi.net/showpost.php?p=382415&postcount=1))

Money doesn't matter - if you could chose your home, in what kind of house would you live in? And where would it be build?

Share your dreams with us, please. :)


This would be mine:

http://i1.tinypic.com/ofad7o.jpg

Located somewhere in Norway, with a stable in the backyard with enough room for the horses and a feetlot next to it.

Gagnraad
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 02:51 AM
Beautifull home BW! (Rep point on it's way;))
My dream house is something simillar to yours, only smaller, I think. And it would be located in the Scandinavian woods. :)

newenstad
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 10:05 AM
Something like this:

http://195.20.232.252/haus_bilder/b136_big.jpg

or this:

http://www.kanadablockhaus.de/tkbh/bilder/galerie2/16_gr.jpg

or this:

http://www.kanadablockhaus.de/tkbh/bilder/galerie2/storkow_05_22_gr.jpg

nordicdusk
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 10:25 AM
Yes Newenstad the third one you showed is very nice.Here in Ireland all houses are plain and boring.They never have any charm.I would also love to live deep in the woods.

Zyklop
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 11:46 AM
http://www.topcastles.com/images/large/eltz.jpg

Vanir
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 12:04 PM
Something like this:

or this:

http://www.kanadablockhaus.de/tkbh/bilder/galerie2/16_gr.jpg

that's some nice dry laid retaining walling there, with a nice healthy batter on it.:thumbsup

my ideal home is a "random rubble" brown granite or sandstone house, that I plan to build myself, situated right near the water. Ideally in a Fjord :), but as we don't have them here, in coastal estuarine farmland. I could till the land...moor my boat on my own pier...plant out a huge garden....keep dairy-cows....and fish everyday.

The City a distant memory, and never far from the sea-breeze and Gulls.

nordicdusk
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 01:05 PM
Zyklop where is that place?

newenstad
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 01:21 PM
Zyklops "house" is the "Burg Eltz" a famous castle near/in Münstermaifeld. The next larger city would be Mainz.

Zyklop
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 01:25 PM
Zyklop where is that place?Burg Eltz (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Burg_Eltz) in the Mosel region.

nordicdusk
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 03:13 PM
Thank it looks amazing.

Sigurd
Saturday, March 4th, 2006, 06:55 PM
Mine would be something like this: An overgrown farm in the middle of Iceland, near cliffs/hills; or just in free nature. :)

http://www.wellho.net/pix/turffarm.jpg

http://www2.mh.is/~kentb/P6073292bustarfell.jpg

Alternatively, a normal farm would do:

http://www.marksbirdtours.com/images/icelandjune04/062MountainFarm.jpg

Somewhere in the highlands of Scotland would do however:

http://www.dalmagarry.co.uk/view.jpg

Or of course Austria's beautiful mountains! :)

http://www.tirol4you.info/Symbole/Ferien%20Bauernhof.jpg

Many places to cater for me. It should be obvious by the pictures that there need to be four requirements:

1)nature

2)mountains/hills.

3)in the middle of nowhere

4) farm

Well.
Sadly life will probably not allow any of these. :(

+..CrimsonDawn..+
Monday, March 6th, 2006, 01:01 PM
wow, that castle and the scenery is absolutely stunning isnt it. i hope ud hav rooms for rent if u lived there! if not id live somewhere like this, a little house in the middle....http://www.freenaturepictures.com/assets/images/lores/sunlightthroughtrees.jpg

http://www.freenaturepictures.com/assets/images/lores/snowywoods.jpg

basically anywhere that u could look out your window and see natural beauty. mountains, lake, forest, etc. the house probably wouldnt matter, its the scenery id be after...

Zyklop
Monday, March 6th, 2006, 03:52 PM
wow, that castle and the scenery is absolutely stunning isnt it. i hope ud hav rooms for rent if u lived there! There would be enough room for all people here I guess.

Official Site (English) (http://www.burg-eltz.de/e_index.html)

PsycholgclMishap
Monday, March 6th, 2006, 05:26 PM
A nice, cozy 3 or 4 bedroom log cabin on a pristine lake in Colorado would be stellar!

freya3
Monday, March 6th, 2006, 05:42 PM
I have been working on this for a short time, but here is what I am working on for my dream home(not the final pic by a long shot!). Hopefully, it will come true in the next 3 years when my hubby is finished w/his residency and we find where we want to be...

We don't know where we want to live exactly, but West Virginia and Virginia are top right now and North Tennessee. And it HAS to be in the woods with A LOT of land ;)

Frans_Jozef
Friday, March 10th, 2006, 11:39 AM
A house in the country flanked by a traditional lush and dense cottage garden plenished by herbs, wildflower meadows and hedgerow plants and a couple of hazel trees to provide shadow and cool air during warm Summerdays.

http://tinypic.com/r23k3d.jpg

http://tinypic.com/r23k8x.jpg


A pond would be a nice addition too...

http://tinypic.com/r23kgy.jpg

I have no specific further wishes, except maybe that some public transport to the nearest towns should be available, because I can't drive and honest, a car does eat a lot of money, which could be spend for better purposes...

That kind of little heaven created on earth may be found wheresoever, here in Flanders or in another country...somewhere out there in time, or made futile as wishful dreams blazed and crashed by tempest-beaten reality...

Mathieu
Friday, March 10th, 2006, 08:15 PM
The house of my dreams could be in wood like this one :
http://www.bonjourquebec.com/photos/phototheque/445/gaspesie_000654_g.jpg
That is the "colonial" style common in french-canada (from the mid 1800's to the mid 1900's), here in Gaspésie.

Or, even better, a house in stone or wood from the french regime (until the end of the 1700's) :

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/4569/89js.jpg
(near Québec)

http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9697/32ib.jpg
(near Montreal)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/8255/115im.jpg
(near Québec)

http://img214.imageshack.us/img214/4129/20ag1.jpg
(again near Québec)


Of course in a rural region, with some land/fields around it :) This dream should come true in 2007!

Slå ring om Norge
Saturday, March 11th, 2006, 12:10 AM
(Stolen idea from Thore at Skadi (http://forum.skadi.net/showpost.php?p=382415&postcount=1))

Money doesn't matter - if you could chose your home, in what kind of house would you live in? And where would it be build?

Share your dreams with us, please. :)


This would be mine:

http://i1.tinypic.com/ofad7o.jpg

Located somewhere in Norway, with a stable in the backyard with enough room for the horses and a feetlot next to it.

Thank you very much, BW...You are warmly welcome, another cool residence is this, I have in sight to see.......:
http://www2.isye.gatech.edu/people/faculty/Marc_Goetschalckx/cali/mhrc_2002_portland/Portland%20Head%20Lighthouse%20(c).jpg

brian
Saturday, March 11th, 2006, 12:21 AM
Located somewhere in Norway, with a stable in the backyard with enough room for the horses and a feetlot next to it.

http://www.blutundboden.com/forum/showthread.php?p=15601#post15601

Never thought of the exact look of the building itself, but your image provides insight. :)

Mrs. Lyfing
Monday, January 5th, 2009, 11:29 PM
Isn't this a perty site :)

http://i40.tinypic.com/a4q79d.jpg

I'd love to call that home. The home of my dreams would be something similar. I love log homes and I love big windows. I always say when I see these huge houses with little tiny windows...Big Mistake! :-O

I want a nice yard and plenty of furry pets wondering around! Awww to dream!

Ulf
Monday, January 5th, 2009, 11:36 PM
I love log homes and I love big windows. I always say when I see these huge houses with little tiny windows...Big Mistake! :-O

But those large windows allow for more heat to be lost and lead to you having to use more wood or fuel in the winter!

Better to have a nice big porch, maybe with a fire pit near it.

I guess this illustrates the differences between the sexes though. ;)

Mrs. Lyfing
Monday, January 5th, 2009, 11:42 PM
But those large windows allow for more heat to be lost and lead to you having to use more wood or fuel in the winter!

Better to have a nice big porch, maybe with a fire pit near it.

I guess this illustrates the differences between the sexes though. ;)

Now Ulf, you just had to bring up the sexes didn't ya...:D :cig

Maybe your right though cause I didn't even consider the electric bill! lol

...only its pertyness :P

Ulf
Monday, January 5th, 2009, 11:45 PM
Now Ulf, you just had to bring up the sexes didn't ya...:D :cig

Maybe your right though cause I didn't even consider the electric bill! lol

...only its pertyness :P

Women have mother's intuition and guys have a sixth sense for the thermostat. :D

QuietWind
Tuesday, January 6th, 2009, 12:31 AM
Women have mother's intuition and guys have a sixth sense for the thermostat. :D

I think it isn't so much a man's or woman's thing. Keeping our bills low is very important to my mom and I. We all do little happy snoopy dances every month when we cut our bill lower and lower. :D

I vote that Mrs. Lyfing can have her pretty home with all the windows provided she:
1) makes sure they are properly caulked and sealed.
2) makes heavy curtains, with flannel lining between the curtain and the back lining.
3) makes window draft stoppers (http://betsyvintage.com/index.php?main_page=popup_image&pID=6609)

(You can also put up plastic on your windows.)

:thumbup

Inese
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009, 10:16 AM
Something like that is my dream:

http://img115.imageshack.us/img115/4980/9006953ap3.jpg

The whole family at one place in different houses, which a large garden, no neighbours and beautiful landscape!!!!
Picy is from my home region in Latvia, Kurzeme.

Sissi
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009, 10:30 AM
I would like something modest.

http://www.magwien.gv.at/verwaltung/personenwesen/ehe/images/schoenbrunn1.jpg

:D

Just joking.

I'd like a big house. I like a lot of space so I'd like an extra story and many rooms. Maybe something like this, but bigger:

http://z.about.com/d/walking/1/0/2/I/2/seefeld-27-house.jpg

Neither too simple, nor too sophisticated. :)

Blood_Axis
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009, 10:55 AM
http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/9/inupiat-eskimo-igloo_438.jpg

:wsg

Neophyte
Wednesday, January 7th, 2009, 11:33 PM
A modest dwelling in the country side with some extra rooms for family and guests plus a nice garden. :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dacdhh59bSU

Chlodovech
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 04:03 AM
http://i40.tinypic.com/3358t5d.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/1j449c.jpg

A small castle in a dramatic landscape would suffice.

Aemma
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 01:08 PM
http://www.alaska-in-pictures.com/data/media/9/inupiat-eskimo-igloo_438.jpg

:wsg

No you don't! :D Honestly...you don't! :P

Frith...Aemma

Cythraul
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 02:52 PM
Definitely a log home. Doesn't need be huge, just in an amazing setting near trees, mountains and preferably a lake or stream:

http://www.loghome.com/images/Articles/handcrafted-log-home-508-2.jpg

ladybright
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 07:49 PM
On my Grandparents land or someplace similar(there is both a gas and water well, woods creek hills, ravine, barn).

Old farm house with: a studio with north windows, a fireplace, a library, 3/4 bedrooms, stone basement, pantry, well equipped open kitchen,multiple porches, mudroom, 2 'mother's suites' and a game room. I would want one or two 4-season cabins for friends and family.

In my dreams the barn would house two horses and a a few goats.A dozen chickens for eggs and a 1/2- 1 acre garden for veggies. Rotational grazing for the horses, goats and chickens. Several acres of grapes , as well as some apple, pear and peach trees. Blueberries and raspberries(strawberries require too much bending).

Deary
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 08:09 PM
I love old Victorian homes with brick or wood exterior, large porches fitted with rocking chairs or wicker furniture, balconies, hardwood floors throughout, fancy wallpaper, antique furniture, real tile on the bathroom and kitchen floors, and a lovely garden with fruit and flowering trees. It shouldn't be too far from downtown. I always thought Victorian homes look like lovely dollhouses.

Patrioten
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 10:37 PM
http://www.stefanosgarden.nu/page8-filer/image020.jpg
I'd want a house like this one. Old and worn out (but still with a solid structure) but without much renovation done to it in the last half a century or so, at least. I couldn't find a picture of one with the exact look that I want that would work, it should look more rugged and old and preferably there shouldn't be much of a front porch either, I'd rather have some furniture out in the garden instead, but you get the general idea. Old timbered wooden houses of this type are just beautiful, they have alot of character to them and blend in nicely with their surroundings. Modern houses (and even renovated old houses) are more often than not eye-sores, and just look out of place on the countryside.

It would have to include a decent partition of woodland and some other land to go with it.

Brynhild
Thursday, January 8th, 2009, 11:56 PM
I wouldn't mind something like this:


http://i292.photobucket.com/albums/mm30/brynhild64/Hobbithome.jpg

Somewhere imbetween the bush and the ocean would be lovely.

Sigurd
Tuesday, January 20th, 2009, 02:15 PM
Some mansion in the Jugendstil in the middle of nowhere. I.E. Something like this: :D

http://www.isk-keller.de/assets/images/Seehotel_-_Jugendstilhausl.jpg

Somewhere around here:

http://i7.photobucket.com/albums/y275/Count_Dismarum/traumhaus_lol.jpg

Not quite as extreme in location, but you sort of get the picture. If you're from Austria, or Bavaria, you'll also get the reference to Hintertupfing and Hinterholz 8. ;)

Thusnelda
Thursday, January 22nd, 2009, 12:57 PM
The residence of my dreams: :)

http://www.app-heimat.at/img/bio-holzhaus-heimat.jpg


The inside of the residence of my dreams:

http://www.baur-wohnfaszination.de/uploads/produkte/photos/gross/59-wohnkueche-kachelofen.jpg


The location of the residence of my dreams - the island in the middle of the lake:

http://www.weltumrundung.de/reisen/karulipf1999/hq/karulipf1999_2hq.jpg

*sighs* I only need some million €! :D

Adaleiz
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 02:57 AM
This would be simple and wonderful all at the same time!

http://www.adkmuseum.org/exhibits_and_events/online_exhibits/naturesart/great_camps/images/pine_knot_full.jpg

Image from the Adirondack Museum (http://www.adkmuseum.org/)

Wulfram
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 04:49 AM
Small but fortified.
Historic, preferably “haunted”.
Set into a hill, overlooking a vast plain in one direction with an endless stretch of forest in the other.
Mountains can be seen in the distance.
Not another soul or building for miles.
A decent-sized lake would be nice.
Perfect for a large family.

http://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff355/williamofwaco/Craigievar_Castle.jpghttp://i539.photobucket.com/albums/ff355/williamofwaco/800px-Craigievar_Castle1_B_A_Watson.jpg

Reich des Waldes
Tuesday, May 19th, 2009, 04:53 AM
I think I could tolerate living here :P
http://www.heiligenlexikon.de/Fotos/Marienburg.jpg

Bernhard
Wednesday, May 27th, 2009, 05:44 PM
http://i40.tinypic.com/3358t5d.jpg
http://i40.tinypic.com/1j449c.jpg

A small castle in a dramatic landscape would suffice.

Isn't that the Castle of Aaaargh from Monty Python's "The holy grail"?:D

Northumbria
Friday, January 6th, 2012, 05:02 PM
I want to live somewhere very quiet with a nice, white community, some nature and some place to farm or just some pasture.

The Faroe Islands look very tempting:

http://farm3.staticflickr.com/2247/1907082677_10e5c97e7d_z.jpg?zz=1

I'd keep a few sheep, some geese and maybe put a subtle greenhouse next to the house.

Something slightly more urban: ;)
http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_UykDZA9XE50/TJoL3ytKMII/AAAAAAAAAwA/t14dmU5tnH4/s1600/DSC_0166.JPG
This would be nice if it had around a acre or two of land on the other side. I'd keep a few geese, grow a few hardy fruit bushes and plant some potatoes and brassicas.

I'd also go walking in the hills and around the coast and go fishing at sea.

Elfriede
Wednesday, January 25th, 2012, 05:01 PM
The only thing keeping this from being perfect is the road in front of it :( There should actually be acres of land with goats and horses and gardens.

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/1920_MedievalStyle.jpg

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/url-4.jpg

http://i1188.photobucket.com/albums/z419/arcticbunnyy/medieval-decor-furniture-bedroom.jpg