It’s official. More and more homeowners are living soloacross the world. And at the forefront of this global trend are today’s affluent young Millennials from ages 23 to 36.
The number of young adults living solo has soared globally by more than 50% since 2001. Let’s take a closer look at the possible reasons why more and more urban Millennials are riding the solo wave.
There are many factors driving this wave, and they all prove one thing: living solo is far from the social taboo it once was. Gone are the days when living alone are viewed as endless lonely days and nights spent with cats and constant wine nights. Now more than ever, young homeowners are continuously shaping the modern definition of a one-person household, and it echoes success, adventure, self-exploration, and freedom.
Solo living has something to offer for everyone, be it from tasting the sweet fulfillment of buying your own luxury home or to having a greater sense of independence. Here are the benefits of living alone that every prospective or new solo dweller should know.
Living Solo Lets You Know Yourself Better
Solo living naturally grants you more time alone. That allows you to work on the most important relationship you’ll ever have—the one that you have with yourself.
Being alone with your thoughts lets you pay more attention to where you really are in life, what you need, what makes you happy, and what doesn’t. When you are on your own, you make choices without outside influence. You are free to spend your time and decide without worrying about the curious gazes of a housemate. This freedom gives you the opportunity for self-discovery and self-development. The more you know yourself, the more you gain more insight into who you are as a person, allowing you to clearly identify your goals, focus on your interests, reflect on your dreams, and be clearer on the path you wish to take moving forward.
Your relationship with yourself sets the tone for your relationship with others too. Having a well-developed sense of self makes it easier for you to show up as your authentic self and foster healthier relationships with others.
Don’t worry if these changes are not immediately evident when you start living alone in your own luxury house. It might take time to learn how to be more comfortable with your own skin and that’s okay. This kind of growth doesn’t happen overnight.
Now that remote work is easily becoming the norm, having a distraction-free place to boost creativity and productivity is something every potential solo-dweller should keep in mind. | Photo via Unsplash
Anyone who experiences working from home with a roommate or a housemate knows how distracting people can be. This one is obvious, but living solo lessens unnecessary interruptions and distractions on your day-to-day life and on your luxury house in general. As a result, you can concentrate better on your work and be more productive in your pursuit.
You also don’t have to worry about keeping someone else up if you are working on a flexible schedule. Ever wonder why most artists and musicians crave for alone time when they are working on their craft? If you are working in the creative field, it pays to know that creativity tends to flourish when you are alone. Plus, you never know when your creative juice will start to flow. Sometimes, that click happens late at night, and it’s nice to work on your ideas without tiptoeing around.
You can Enjoy Your Peace & Privacy
In a world that stops for no one, solitude is a luxury. Having your own space means you are no longer limited to the four corners of your bedroom for privacy. Your entire luxury house serves as your personal bubble. You can do what you please, wherever you want. Having your own space allows you to sit back and recharge your mind as well after a long tiring day. Needless to say, nothing exudes peace and privacy more than enjoying your own company does. This is especially true if you are living in a luxury condominium units with a calming and majestic view of Tagaytay’s landscape. Let your true self come out as you relax your mind and enjoy the quaint view of the mountain tops with the priceless peace of being one with nature. This is an unmatched luxury that only upscale houses and lots can offer.
Your House, Your Rules
Living alone means your whole luxury home is your bubble—you can do whatever you want, whenever you please.
Being the boss of your domain means that you can design your luxury home to your heart’s content. Adding interior pieces and touches that echo your personality can be difficult if you are sharing your space with others. But when you live solo, you can put your best effort into making your place feel like home. Arrange your furniture however you please and choose whatever art piece you want to display in your living space. You can even set up your own indoor art studio—because who can tell you otherwise? That’s right, no one.
Brittany’s homes also take your luxury mansion house interiors to unparalleled levels, thanks to its top-notch thematic appeals. If classic Italian architecture is the name of your game, you’ll never go wrong when you invest in the ready-for-occupancy properties in Portofino by Vista Alabang. It makes your Old-World sanctuary dreams come true with Italian-inspired architecture. Every detail of classic Italy is captured, down to cupolas, cobblestone pathways, gabled roofs, and pocket gardens that draw the beauty of natural lighting and nature.
Living Solo Means Having Quality Social Pursuits
Solitude often gets a bad rap because people heavily link it to loneliness. Not to mention that research suggests humans benefit from socializing with each other as well. As such, people blur the line between loneliness and solitude, completely dismissing the fact that spending quality time with others is just as important as spending some quality time alone. And hear this: you can have both. Being a solo-dweller doesn’t mean locking yourself up into an eternal doom of isolation. Again, living alone doesn’t mean you should be alone all the time. It simply means you have full control of your social time. You enjoy other people’s presence without being forced into it. Being able to enjoy your own company allows you to appreciate quality time with others better. The difference is as a solo-dweller, you are expanding your social network and engaging with your community at your own pace and at the time you want.
You can Build a Solid Investment for Yourself
Real estate assets remain to be one of the best investments billionaires around the world swear by. | Photo via Unsplash
Young adulthood is about enjoying your present life while building your future. And when it comes to the latter, real estate remains to be one of the best investments you can make. Owning, instead of renting, a luxury home not only gives you a personal comfort zone, but also a real asset that increases its value over time—easily outperforming other types of investments in the game.
But take note that not all real estate properties are considered a good buy. Generally, luxury houses and lots in upscale locations are the best options. They provide the best returns in terms of consistent cash flow (for renting them out to others) and a promising potential for future appreciation. This is what sets Brittany properties apart from the upscale real estate landscape here in the Philippines. Brittany offers everything a luxury house can be—thematic appeal, strategic location, and grandiose architecture that echoes the prestigious lifestyle made for today’s affluent homeowners.
Needless to say, whether you are looking for a place to make your living solo dreams come true or for a long-term real estate investment in the future, Brittany’s homes are sure to deliver.
Is Living Solo for You?
Both solo living and co-housing have their own upsides and downsides. No matter what living arrangement you choose, your home should always be your refuge—a place that supports your well-being and makes you feel safe and comfortable. A few signs that you should start to consider the idea of buying your own luxury house are:
1. You are constantly craving an uninterrupted free time
2. You are comfortable with spending time with yourself
3. You have the means to take care of your needs and wants
4. You are living in a home that doesn’t support your personal and professional growth
5. Noises or Interruptions in your shared house are starting to make you feel irrationally annoyed
Remember that It’s normal to feel nervous when you are about to make a life-changing decision. Living Solo, whether it will just be a temporary phase in your life or you want to make it a lifetime commitment, is one of the most important decisions you’ll ever make. If your current situation permits, give yourself some time to ponder the idea of running a one-person household. A good way to test the waters is by treating yourself with a staycation for one. Doing so gives you some quiet time to weigh your options and see firsthand how solitude sits with you. And when it comes to enjoying a few days of solo vacation, there’s no better place to be than on the luxury condo units of Crosswinds Tagaytay.
The beautiful scenery of Crosswinds is perfect for biking.
The picturesque view of 35,000 homegrown pine trees surrounding the place is hard to top, not to mention the top-notch interiors and world-class amenities these upscale properties have on their sleeves. You don’t have to worry about accessibility too as the place is strategically located just a few minutes from the south of Manila.
If you think solo living is for you, it’s time to take the first step to own an upscale property by Brittany. Come home to unmatched luxury living by exploring Brittany’s official website, or learn more about the luxury houses and lots for sale at Brittany by getting in touch through its socials: Facebook, Instagram, and Linkedin.