How we exchanged a modern apartment with all the amenities for an old house with a plot of land and live in it amicably and happily
Jan 13, 2021
How to move from city to country. Moving stories, what difficulties I had to face. On the pros and cons of suburban life in your house. Our subscriber shared her story with us.
I, like many of you, was a resident of a big city. But by the age of 40, the time has come for overwork from the frantic pace of life and a flurry of information. Sometimes it seemed to me that a couple more days of such a rhythm and a nervous breakdown was guaranteed. And also children... And now a long-awaited vacation loomed on the horizon, which happens only once a year and it must be spent so that it would not be offensive for the thoughtlessly spent time. That year my husband and I decided to save a little and went on vacation to the village. There was my aunt's empty old house. My husband and I have always loved ecotourism.
This simple country house won us over at once.
The fact is that the city suppresses a person... A large crowd of people, characteristic of a metropolis, depersonalizes, leads to neuroses. We have found our salvation from the all-consuming urbanization, from the unrestrained gimmick, the purpose of which is to run on the spot.
We spent two summer months in this country house, and we liked it so much that we did not want to go back to the city apartment.
My husband left work, bought a good computer, began to work at home, he is engaged in design, 3D modeling, the salary is good. And I plunged into rural life: incubation of eggs, goats, seedlings, homemade cheeses, preparations.
Children liked this life. And if they don’t want to stay in the village, we will not keep it by force, the city is not far from us.
Life in the village is much cheaper than in the city, we didn't even sell the apartment, we just paid my aunt the money for the house in parts, for six months. And the guests were allowed into the apartment, not some crooks, but good people, acquaintances.
We have greatly enriched our lives. I cannot convey the joy that the earth, nature gives... A child who stroked a horse, gave food calf and running with the kids will forever retain these episodes in his memory, as well as receive valuable skills.
Rural life gave us peace. The absence of the Internet, supermarkets of cars, bright advertisements, an unpretentious store for all occasions and kind, open people are a great alternative to hectic city life. As soon as we approached nature, to the earth, to the sources, we involuntarily became contemplators of what we could not see before - the beauty of creation.