Ooo, I've been thinking a lot about this question lately, actually. I randomly looked at real estate in Key West and fell in love with a 600 square foot house in "old town" (near the Southernmost Point). It's very classic "beachy" house, simple, with a big front porch and a little yard. I would LOVE to take a leap of faith and move down there, start a bakery or work in a tourist shop until we figured out our next move and snatch up that little piece of paradise. There would obviously be fruit trees in the yard, since you can't grow them in CO, it just sounds exotic to me to go out and pick a lime off the tree 🙂 Inside, it would be very simple and we'd spend our spare time fixing up the house in a Carribean/beach theme with dark woods, ceiling fans and gauzy curtains. We'd probably be on the verge of poverty between quitting our jobs, moving across the country and buying a house that's almost 100% dilapidated, so weekends would be spent on the beach collecting shells for decor, and I'd obviously have to learn how to sew by hand to make all of our sheets/curtains/etc.
Ok, I've actually put way, way too much thought into this and now my day is going to be overrun day dreaming about a future home purchase 😉 What is your dream house, where, and why?