Meanwhile I was playing with the layout, we also had to start to explore the area. Even though we know this area quite well already, it really comes more serious business when you are planning to take a mortgage and settle into one area only. When renting you always have the option of changing your mind and just moving to an another house. Because it was summer and kids out of school, I ended up driving around the area with the children several hours. That was great time, kind of our tiny road trip together. I learnt so much about the road pumps, they are everywhere! Fair enough they still surprise me every time I’m driving to our house, poor car. But I also started to be more and more sure about the location, that it will be the right one for us. It’s very near by the marina, but still far enough, as near the woods you can get. It must be quiet and peaceful around us. We also visited several other houses in the area. Which was great as I love to sneak in to see the interiors of these villas. The picture of our house started to get clearer and stronger in my mind, what I like and what not. You see, here the houses have all kind of architecture and interior design you just can imagine. So during the summer I found the reference houses for the exterior and also some alternatives for the architects, lawyers and constructors.