Is having a home in Italy mere folly?
I am looking into a digital nomad visa. Several countries have them, Spain, Portugal, Italy has developed one. It seems to be working out well for folks to get a 6 month to one year visa. It is also a fast track to permanent residency. My next door neighbors are renting a house near the beach in Italy close to Bari for $325 a month. They seem to spend a lot of time there. Enjoy your time there!
Sometimes you fall in love with a house that isn’t built yet. That’s my story. House and land is like soul and body. It’s the land that drew me in but it’s the house I dream about all the time.
My wife was stationed in Italy a long time ago. We would love to be there more, possibly wintering there, but we have two large dogs….so..for now..we dream.
Something always special about buying a new home and creating a new life and space .
What a fun house. As always a reno never goes as planned, especially the budget. :) But its a fun challenge to build your home.
Jan, thanks so much for linking to my story! I have to tell you I have serious house envy—your former station house is a fantastic find (which I look forward to seeing in person one day). It's absolutely not folly to have bought it, and I know that house belonged to you before you even saw it. Have fun fixing it up and furnishing it, and being in that welcoming space. Divertiti!
Thank you, Jan! My heart sings at the thought of you being in your chosen home, albeit just for two weeks. As you know, I moved to Idaho from Switzerland, leaving a behind ridiculously well paying job with no idea of what I would do when I got here (with meager savings!) — a town in the mountains 2 1/2 hours from the nearest city. I just knew I had to make the leap. 25 years later, I’m still here and this (for now!) is home. The possibilities I encountered once here, I could never have imagined in my old life. Which is to say, had I taken the time to carefully think through every decision, the best things in my life would not have come to pass.
Jan, the grin on your face reveals the warmth in your heart. This new home and experience will afford you blessing and memories.
I hope to share your experiences in Chicago at the Parliament gathering.
You are a treasured and unique friend.
Why not, you did it. It's now yours and Tom's get away, slower pace, probably delicious food. I admire your adventurous spirit. Sending loving hugs, Renae
We did a couple small ones and one huge one in our old house. Linda had coffee with the contractors every morning. 😀 we just added a bath in the basement of our current house for my new home office. Messy. Dust every where. But i worked through it.
Our son is gutting their new house. They can't live through that.
So fun to watch you live out this dream!