The Real Value Of Real Estate
We seem to be living in a world where for a long time now bigger is way better. But is it? The value of real estate is always growing, but the real value lies in something that's, for arguments sake, perceived as worthless. The most valuable real estate is not in the size of the home, not in the number of bedrooms that will go unused, but in the land surrounding it. People fight and compete for the large houses; use the size of their home to identify status. All it identifies is ignorant shallowness. The way the majority of people are choosing to live nowadays can no longer be sustained by this planet. Greed and lack of consideration for nature and for others will not be tolerated much longer. Regardless of what you believe in, the sheer force of nature has ways of correcting this prevailing distorted perception of life. 1 or 2 acres of land allows a small family to be almost entirely self-reliant. You can raise a few animals, grow almost anything, hunt, trade your goods, befriend neighbours - and everything is fresh, organic and real. Being in a smaller space forces you to deal directly with the elements, the weather and the harshness and kindness it offers - and that's thrilling. Living in a small space forces you to integrate with the outdoors; doing so gives you a constant rush, and purpose. Sitting in a toxic comfort day to day, only watching what others are doing teaches us nothing. The term 'living space' depends on how you look at things. Do you want bigger, better TV's or bigger, better gardens? High definition images or high definition reality?