I’ve always had an interest in owning houses in strange places. My favourite idea for a house, which I’ll be building as soon as I have the money, is a home in the arctic circle. I just think it would be so cool to have a house where the polar bears live, with all that ice and snow. It may not be the most practical (or should I say practi-cool) location for a home, but I think it would be pretty awesome. Of course, I wouldn’t be there all the time. Just during the Christmas season, perhaps. I think the biggest problem would be finding luxury home contractors for such an inaccessible location, plus the question of how to get the building materials there in the first place.
Currently, I’m living in a luxury home on the Mornington Peninsula, and while this area is nice, my heart craves more fascinating places at times. Why not build an incredible house in the outback, far away from all the cities? Unfortunately, all of these ideas of mine are in extremely remote areas, meaning it’s fairly impractical. It’s not like I’ll be able to entrust it to the new home builders on the Mornington Peninsula that I used last time.
I think, for me, it’s about leaving a mark on the world when I’m long gone, like the skull of a strange animal that people find curious at their local museum. I want my houses to leave an impression so that when people travel through the Australian outback or the arctic circle, they see my old home and wonder, ‘What idiot built a house there?”. I’m the idiot that built a house there, and actually, no I’m not an idiot, because it was a beautiful place to build a house and I lived there quite happily until the end of my days. But I don’t care if people think I was an idiot, so long as they know I existed at all. Beautiful houses are all about my legacy, more than anything.