The Daily Post’s daily prompt asks what we would do if we were given a plot of earth and unlimited financial resources.
Looking at some other responses to this post, I see that everyone is on the same track: built a house with a garden. I’m good with that too.
I would acquire a Craftsmen style home with low hanging eaves, wide porch, warm woods and handcrafted work inside and out. If I could not find one with a large plot of land in the back, I would have a replica built. (It’s cool having imaginary money!)
The casual simplicity of the home would be a perfect place to hold my library and a workspace for my creative projects. Of course, it would have all the latest sustainable home power solutions and a big kitchen and pantry. Oh, and a bathroom spa system.
There would be a big backyard for a garden. Unlike my real life where I have to go to someone else’s home to work in a garden that just seems to fight against me in terms of labor and final output, in this fantasy life of great financial resource, I would hire a professional landscaper/horticulturalist who would design and plant a garden appropriate for the climate, soil, and positioning of the garden. My hope would be to have both a flowered area for just sittin’ and sippin’, a vegetable patch, and a special herbal/medicinal section.
That’s all. I don’t want a pool or tennis courts — well, maybe a small home gym would be nice and maybe a sauna — but that would be it. Simple, rich, sustainable, a haven from the world.
What would you do with a plot o’ earth and a little money?