It's in the fluff zone because this is.. well.. fluff.. hypothetical question.. but is seeking somewhat serious answers.
http://9gag.com/gag/aKzj3Qg?ref=fb.s This inspired the topic. Basically: Badass castles in other countries cost LESS than shitty NYC apartments.
Why don't more people live in more luxurious homes farther out? I'm not talking people who have to commute to work all the time or anything.. I'm talking if 10 retired people living in $200-300k suburbia instead spent the same amount of money each month on a bad ass castle in a beautiful area. (I'm sure there's logistical issues with 10 people wanting the exact same thing, but it has to be out there..)
Anyways. Question is: If someone was gathering people you could stand to live in the same huge building, would you take this over, say, settling in a small place in the middle of a subdivision or something on your own? Why or why not?
Honestly. I would take that any day of the week. Beautiful lands, lovely genuine castle with more character than any modern home, and a bit extra a month out of our pocket would pay people to clean it and I could live like a king on a pauper's pension.