Homes For Outdoor Enthusiasts
Home is a sanctuary, but for outdoor enthusiasts, finding the right one can be tricky. To nature-lovers, ditching the concrete jungle for an actual one is the ultimate place called home.
If you love hiking up mountains, wandering down nature paths or kayaking down rivers, outdoor adventures are not just a pastime, they are a part of your identity. To ensure you keep engaging in these activities you love, you need to make sure you find a home that supports your lifestyle.
Here are a few things you should look for in a home as a nature lover.
Your home needs a defined entryway. You need to see if your front door opens straight into the living room, kitchen or if is there a defined entryway. If you spend a lot of time outdoors, you might often return home muddy and dirty. A defined entryway gives you a place to kick off your grubby gear without making a mess all over the house.
Make sure that the space has plenty of loading room in the parking areas. This might not be as important if you are a hiker or bird watcher, but if your preferred activity requires a lot of equipment, such as a bike, skis or a boat, you’ll want to make sure there’s enough space for you to load it into your vehicle.
You could also look out for your home’s accessibility to your favorite outdoor activities. What’s better than hiking up a mountain on a beautiful Sunday morning; waking up next to the mountain you will be hiking up on a Sunday morning! Situated closer to a nature reserve or beach could make the life of a nature lover pure bliss.
Make sure that the space has plenty of loading room in the parking areas.
A Home of Your Choice
Many outdoor enthusiasts would love to live in a big country home, nestled in a valley or on the slopes of a mountain. But that’s not always practical. If you’re being constrained by the urban jungle, you can add touches of green with some indoor gardening.
Architectural features like large open windows can also help outdoor lovers feel a bit less constrained.
Today we even have the luxury of including little ornaments that reflect the beauty of the outdoors, creating the perfect oasis with no need to move the table or take down the shelf.
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It would also be wise to invest in an area that is known for all its physical activities close by. According to the latest Discovery Vitality fitness statistics, Cape Town ranks the most physically active city and reports the highest number of members participating in outdoor activities, which include running, swimming, cycling, canoeing, paddling, surf ski, multi-sport events, obstacle course races etc.
Following Cape Town is Johannesburg, Durban, Pretoria, Port Elizabeth, and finally Bloemfontein.
At PropertyFox, we also sport a few homes fit for the outdoor enthusiast in you.
If you are looking for a home that goes with your nature-loving self, but the process seems to be daunting, it would be wise to get in touch with an estate agent. As experts, they will be able to point you in the right direction in your search for a new home.
At PropertyFox we want to make sure you get the most out of your property journey with us; from helping you save more with our low commission fee to making sure your property valuation is accurate with the best data science. Contact us today and we will take it from there.