Turning your favorite holiday destination into a home can be an exciting prospect. Whether it’s escaping the winter weather back home, or simply taking the next step in your life, making your holiday destination into a home is a very rewarding experience. In fact, vacation home sales rose by 16 percent in 2020, according to CNN Business. However, before you pack up and travel to your holiday destination, it’s important to weigh all of the advantages and disadvantages that are part and parcel of the process. Here are some pros and cons to consider if you’re planning to turn your vacation house into your new home.
Making memories that you can’t recreate anywhere else
When you decide to turn your vacation house into a home, you get to keep the memories of your favorite holiday destination, which oftentimes are not possible anywhere else. Whether you’re thinking about getting a piece of Texas land to build a farmhouse, or if you’re toying with the idea of buying a condo by the beach, it can be satisfying and rewarding to have that 24/7 vacation experience. You also get to live in a place that makes you happy, and happiness at home can lead to a better quality of life for you and your loved ones.
Decorating your vacation home can be immensely rewarding, especially when you know that you’re building a new life for yourself and your family. That said, it’s only right to choose furnishings that fit the coastal aesthetic of your beach house or the rustic vibe of your farm. Creating a coherent design will make your new home so much more welcoming, appealing, and comfortable.
Spend less time packing
When you decide to turn your vacation home into a home, you’re going to be spending less time packing because you already have the things you need. You don’t have to start from scratch and buy everything because you already have the things you need to make your vacation home feel like a home. Also, you don’t need to spend as much time organizing because you will already have your things in place.
Moving can be a complicated and stressful process
Once you move to your favorite holiday destination, you lose your social security of being a tourist. It can be hard to reach out to the community sometimes when you’re not a local. This is especially true if you move to a foreign country, and there aren’t other ex-pats around you. You could feel isolated, and also unsafe if you’re not familiar with the laws of the place like the locals are. It is also expensive to live in a vacation destination. You will have to pay higher rent and you may have to pay for expensive tourist things that not many locals do, like going to a restaurant and renting a car for vacation.
Traveling for fun and to experience a culture is great. However, if you’re thinking about making a home in your favorite resort town or rural area, you’ll need to think twice if making the move is worth it. Do your research and see if moving to your favorite holiday destination can enhance your life.