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Midday Muse: At Home on the Edge of the World

Over Thanksgiving weekend, I spent some time in Joshua Tree, CA, with friends who've built an eco-friendly house there. These friends love their peaceful home and amazing view (which goes on for miles with nary a house in site), but they also miss the comforts of city life. While I sometimes daydream about living in a place as remote as my friends' home, I doubt that I would be able to hack the extremely rural reality of this life for very long. Do you ever long for a home at the edge of the civilized world, or are you a city gal at heart?

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Txredd Txredd 8 years
I live in the country, and love the isolation. It's peaceful and relaxing. Sitting out on the deck at night, the stars are so beautiful, nothing blocks the awesome view. I used to be a city girl and I admit when I first moved here, I missed the conveniences of city life, but country living grew on me and I wouldn't change it for anything. I'm a country girl at heart.
gabiushka gabiushka 8 years
I would like a small town living, not fully isolated but more of a place where everyone knows everyone...(keep dreaming gabiushka)
BOBCAT BOBCAT 8 years
If i had the money i would be long gone, would not miss a thing! i crave to be there in the middle of nowhere!!
misshouston misshouston 8 years
I love the idea of the occasional getaway out to the middle of nowhere, but for everyday living, I'll take my citified conveniences :-)
plus_2_kid plus_2_kid 8 years
absolutely!! (the only thing I might miss are gourmet supermarkets). I want to live in the desert with enormous velvet black skies at night. You can't see stars like those anywhere near a city. of course, going sailing accomplishes the same thing on a less permanent basis, but sailboats get a little stuffy after a while.
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