I would love to buy somewhere here in Spain, a little villa like where I rent, complete with log burner and hot tub. And of course a garden for my cats. :)
I have always wanted a place that I would put down roots at. Yard for my children to run and play, room for the animals, doesnt need to be huge or fancy, just a simple house with a yard.. (and a garage for the hubbys toys lol)
I have this dream of a cozy little house, with bookshelves everywhere, a cat or two roaming about, a teeny tiny flower garden, and quilts and pictures and quirky decorations everywhere. Cat lady house ftw.
While I don't mind renting for a while first, I still think it's important to have a place you can truly call your own. No one can take it away from you. Plus I want to/already own a lot of pets and I know few landlords let pets into their homes.
In order to live sustainably, I need a home.