Our Wish List

What is on our wish list? We all have dreams, things we want. These keep us motivated, give us reasons to keep doing what we are doing until we have enough of what we need to achieve our wishes. We have dreams, for our kids to grow up healthy, respectful of others and kind. We want to find the good in all things and be a happy family.

We are very happy but we still wish to do things as a family. Here we talk about our dreams for our future.

Sailing around the world in our own yacht named: Our Elysium

Our Wish List our own boat
One day we will own a yacht just like this one.

This is NOT our boat! But one day soon we hope to buy a pre-loved yacht and take her for a long voyage around the world.

A Yacht is Top of Our Wish List

We have been inspired by many stories of families that have set sail for adventures around the world and we would like to join them.

Living in a shipping container home that we have built

A shipping container home cladded in gorgeous wood.

This is a wonderful example of the kind of home we would love to build for our family. Unfortunately the price for land in the U.K. is ridiculously high, so we will have to consider building our dream home in another country.

What Are the Advantages of Shipping Container Homes?

Shipping container homes have long been a passion of mine because they are are durable, cost-effective, and customizable:

They can be more cost-effective than traditional housing.

You can build a very small container home for as low as $10,000. They are typically more cost-effective than conventional housing because they require fewer building materials and labor to construct. You can lower the cost of customizing your container housing by renovating the dwelling using your DIY skills.

They’re quick to construct.

Some contractors can build a shipping container home in under a month. However, hiring a professional to build your container dream home can be pricey. To avoid hefty construction costs altogether, you can purchase a prefabricated container home from a growing list of companies specializing in building prefab homes off-site.

They’re modular homes.

Shipping container homes are easy to modify. You can build a home with a mix of 20- and 40-foot containers. You can also combine multiple containers to create a larger home with a living room, dining room, extra bedrooms, a second floor, or even a container guesthouse.

They’re durable.

Manufacturers typically use Corten steel to build shipping containers. This self-healing steel protects cargo during transport across bodies of water. Shipping container homes made from weathering steel can likely withstand inclement weather conditions better than traditional housing.

They can be mobile.

You can use a dedicated shipping transportation service to pick up and relocate an off-the-grid single-container house anywhere in the world.

That’s it for STUFF on Our Wish List!

Other things on our wish list (all skills – knowledge lasts, possessions fade):

  • Learn to play an instrument (all of us)
  • Learn French and then another language
  • Learn sign language
  • Volunteer more
  • Keep in touch with family and friends more often

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We all have dreams, things we want. These keep us motivated, give us reasons to keep doing what we are doing until we have enough of what we need to achieve our wishes.
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