We found a solution: we moved to small town NC for my job and were able to afford a home and a kid. But we spend 2 months during the summer and Xmas back in San Francisco. Thus far we've been able to make it work because we can cheaply rent our friends' place in SF while they are away. I'm a teacher and my partner telecommutes, so our work life is flexible. We get our city fix (amazing coop grocery, our 10 favorite coffee shops, beautiful parks for kids, and our extended family) for 1/4 of the year, and during the academic year, we buckle down, don't shop much except for food, and cook at home for friends. I like living out of a suitcase for a big part of the year, going to awesome theater and museums, seeing old friends who are making interesting art in the city, and I'm always glad to get home to our small town backyard and neighborhood where I can concentrate on my own art, because there's nothing else to do.
10 Reasons I Love Living in a Small Town
|7/5/12 12:24 AM|
Breathtaking! The spaces are neat and tidy, not antiseptic at all. Like the homes of European folks that I've visited--one great piece of furniture, and sparse on the stuff. I'm sure toys get strewn all over the floor when it's not photo-shoot day. It seems like the comments on this home got a little binary "officey" vs. "can you rent this to us right now on AirBnB?" To my taste, it's the most gorgeous, workable space I've seen on Apartment Therapy in a long time. Love the house colors and Susie's art--like if Sonia Delaunay had made 3 dimensional pieces...
David & Susie's Harlem Renaissance
|4/15/12 8:16 PM|