18 Signs You Should Move Out Of The City

Are you dreaming of mason jars, gardens, and porches?

1. Sorry, McMansions—it's houses like this one that make you go weak in the knees.


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2. You start mapping out your garden plans while there's still snow on the ground.

garden illustration
Illustration by Michael A. Hill

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3. You have a pet pig.


Of course you do.

4. You drink cocktails out of Mason jars.

Halligan Wedding Mason Jars
Squire Fox

Because fine crystal stemware is overrated.

5. You dream of wraparound porches.

exterior of white farmhouse with porch
Michael Luppino

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6. You think of bargain hunting as a competitive sport.

Aimee Herring

Game on, flea market shoppers!

7. Forget high heels—cowboy boots are as fancy as you get.

cowboy boots
Victoria Pearson

You'd choose Stetson over Christian Louboutin any day of the week.

8. You've pulled over to salvage a piece of furniture someone's tossed out on the side of the road too many times to count.

cafe chairs outside flea market
Esilvio/ Istock

One man's trash is another man's treasure, right?

9. Your chicken coop is your most-prized possession.


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10. You can't think of anything better than a glass of cold lemonade on a hot summer's day.

Rhubarb Lemonade
Kana Okada

Except maybe a glass of lemonade spiked with a shot of vodka. Get our recipe for Rhubarb Lemonade (vodka shot optional).

11. You think the best farmer's market is your own backyard.

fruits and veggies
Victoria Pearson

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12. You'd rather repurpose something old than buy something new.

mason jar soap dispenser
Kate Mathis

Learn how to turn a Mason jar into a !

13. Two words: Tree. Swing.

tree swing

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14. You're not ashamed to admit you've taken the salt shaker straight to the garden before.

homegrown tomatoes

Because you know there's no better way to enjoy a fresh vine-ripened tomato.

15. You fall asleep every night to the sounds of cicadas, crickets, and frogs.

Max Kim-Bee

Music to your ears, right? Lucky you—some people pay over $100 to into their bedrooms!

16. Most people would look at this place and think "What a dump!" But all you see is an exciting home preservation project.

rotting yellow house
Anson Smart

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17. This is your dream stove.

Max Kim-Bee

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18. It's normal for friends and neighbors to drop by unannounced—and your door is always open.

Alec Hemer

With a , who wouldn't?

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