Thinking about the common pictures of rural areas, you’ll always imagine wide-open spaces, a lot of greenery, freedom, fresh air, organic food, a closely connected community of neighbors, lower living costs, cozy winters next to the fire and idle summer in the fields. However, all of these aspects are true beauties you’ll find in rural areas, country living imposed its specific challenges and features you should be aware of and prepared to if you consider moving from a big city to some rural area. Considering financial aspects, purchasing a rural property is a lot easier compared to a decent living space in a city, but you have to be completely clear about what you are getting into and true with yourself if you are ready for that lifestyle. So, here’s a brief rundown of some aspect of country living you should be aware of.
Long – term financial plan
People usually gravitate towards cities and bigger towns following the money and looking for better job opportunities. Moving to rural area imposes the need to have a solid financial action plan for the future. There’s always the option of purchasing spacious rural property with fields and all the necessary machinery if you are planning to focus on agriculture and make money this way. However, if you just want to purchase a home in a countryside and keep working something other than agriculture, think of online jobs, part-time jobs from home, all the incomes you have compared to all the probable costs you’ll face. If you are planning to work from home, make sure you have enough space for office, solid internet connection and all other modern technology aspects the city provides without saying.
Commuting as a major issue
It is an issue to consider if planning country life, especially for those who tend to keep their jobs located in the City. Get a detailed info about all the options for commuting you have, the distance and the average time needed to pass it, as well as the schedules of trains, buses, ferry ride or any other form of transport there is. If this turns out to be too complicated or too expensive, consider buying a car. It’s a one-time significant investment, but it will solve all your commuting problems once you move to the country.
Water and energy supply
Depending on how far away from the nearest bigger city you’re planning to go, you’ll have to consider the two essential aspects of everyday country living. Check if your rural property has regular access to municipal water supply or you will have to install water supply on the mere property. Check for the quality of drinking water available at the property and get the information about local plumbing services. Do pretty much the same with electricity. Consider where the priority trunk is, the condition of electrical installation on your property, the frequency of outages and the alternative options you have for lighting and heating.
Are peace and silence lifestyle for you?
It might sound like a silly question at the moment when you are fed up and exhausted of city rush and noise, but in fact, it’s a aspect. Many people decide to move to the country simply because of the current, transitory phase and mood in their lives. However, if you are truly longing for isolation, calm and silence, if you are ready to step away from speedy life pace,