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In the recent months, the partner and I have become very critical when it comes to looking at houses and spaces. It’s probably because of the need to find a nest for our little family.

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Beachfront Villa in Bali, Indonesia

Almost everyday, I daydream about our forever house (because we’re now a step closer to our teeny tiny starter home but that’s our secret, okay?) and how I hope to DIY its interiors. Of course, the ultimate dream would be to build the home from the ground up with the partner but that would entail a lot of planning, sketching and, not to mention, rendering a gazillion hours of manual labor and love into it.

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A beautiful casa in Sao Paolo, Brazil


Now, I realized that I need a really big lot for the house because the partner and I have considered urban farming so we could be self-sufficient at home. Now, wouldn’t that be great? We might even sell our excess produce and harvest at the farmer’s market. Or we could sell over at Facebook or at some online marketplace because we’re modern like that.

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A Little House on the (Urban) Prairie in Oakland, California

Then, of course, there is that tug-of-war battle between homesteading and living a nomadic life. Hopefully, we would be able to fulfill our dream of “travel schooling” the daughter around the world in, well, maybe three years’ time (based on our initial plans). What could be more fitting than living on a mobile home and just going on an open-ended road trip with the family in these?

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Surf Van in The Netherlands

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Gypsy Wagon in the UK

Other unique living setups? How about this one?

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The Calypso in Cave Junction, Oregon

Is your dream home to far away from home? Well, how about checking out local listings? Have you ever thought about how it might be to live the luxurious life?

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Luxury living in Cebu City

Guess what, you could answer that yourself for as little as PHP 1900 (~43USD) for a night’s stay. That’s less than one percent the price of a majority of the smallest condo units!

Simply filter your search to your budget range and if you want to rent a shared space, a private room or the whole house. Then, you can bring your partner (or hubby) or your small family or your close friends with you – just make sure you don’t break your host’s rules.

Do you now love AirBnB? Because I do!

Founded in August of 2008 and based in San Francisco, California, Airbnb is a trusted community marketplace for people to list, discover, and book unique accommodations around the world – online or from a mobile phone.

Whether an apartment for a night, a castle for a week, or a villa for a month, Airbnb connects people to unique travel experiences, at any price point, in more than 34,000 cities and 192 countries. And with world-class customer service and a growing community of users, Airbnb is the easiest way for people to monetize their extra space and showcase it to an audience of millions.

Also, you do not have to be a guest all the time with AirBnB. In fact, if you have a really great space, you can have it listed and rented out for a night, two, or even a month – you set the rules and the pricing! Just sign up here (and get free AirBnB credits) to have a taste of what it is to live in your dream home – or let others have that experience at your place!

Even if you cannot exactly stay at your dream house, you can always use AirBnB to book for vacation spaces or venues for team and company outings. They’re pretty affordable!

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PS. The AirBnB app is available for iOS and Android users. Desktop is fine, too.

*All photos taken from the AirBnB website.