We just returned from a quick weekend trip to Bend, Oregon. Not only do we enjoy the little mountain town and its high-desert climate ( think sun!), we especially love to visit our son’s family and three grandchildren. Since our youngest grandson is about nine-months old and crawling, we left our white Golden Retriever Mac at home this trip. He and their boxer tend to play a bit too rambunctious together, and we didn’t want any baby mishaps.
What peace-of-mind it gave us to know our family was caring for Mac in our absence. Plus, because we live on a multi-generational property, we knew someone was around to keep an eye on our house too! Tonight is my sister’s turn to host the Sunday dinner, so we don’t have to worry about cooking after our three and half hour drive home either. Pretty cool, huh? We’re all looking forward to razor clams.
These are just some of the many perks we’ve come to enjoy as part of sharing life and space with people we trust – and love. It’s no wonder this lifestyle is rapidly becoming more popular in our county. Even new home builders are recognizing the increasing demand for homes with enough space for multiple generations. For many families, such as ours, it’s not necessarily a financial decision, but peace of mind. Our parents are in their late 80’s and my sister and I wanted to share the responsibilities of caring for them. Good thing we have husbands with a sense of adventure.
In our experience, having a connection to nature, and plenty of “elbow room for soul,”™ inside and outside, is critical. If you’d like to learn more about multi-generational living, and the housing options for ViewHomes of Clark County, we’d love to hear from you.
Multigenerational ViewHome of the Week:
Our featured Mult-Gen ViewHome this week, is a lovely property located in the Forest Home area of Camas. WIth nearly 7,400 square feet of living space on 2.3 acres, this estate has a full second-living space on the lower level with a Master suite, family room, kitchen, game room and a hot tub/lap pool. Private – and yet minutes to everything! We especially appreciate the amazing views and five fireplaces! This is an appointment only home for tours, and all buyers need to provide proof of fund prior to any showing.