Over the past few years we struggled to decide what our money would be best spent on. A house or some land. We decided to buy a house, the sensible thing to do.
Well, we tried and tried but couldn't find anything that even remotely gave us a chance at a good way of life or a good standard of living (and I don't mean anything fancy!). Then of course the houses soared in price, pushing us pretty much out of the market anyway.
The way we live is not something I can compromise on. After all, it might turn out that we only have one life, so I have a responsibility to make the best of it.
We couldn't bring ourselves to take out a mortgage. That would mean us both working in full on, proper jobs to pay for it. What would that get us? Well, I'm sure you know, not much these days.
So, we bought land instead and decided to rent a house. This meant that we could live in an area we could never afford to live in and our compromise was that we had to accept that we would be paying for that privilege. I've never been big on houses anyway!
I think we have made a good choice. Now we get to start our farm without having to wait to climb up a property ladder. That is good!