Where and how do you live?
Right now our family lives between many places. Our only permanent home is our sailboat, and we split the rest of the year between Hungary and Cyprus, where our kids go to school. Last year we sold our belongings and bought a boat with plans to sail around the world. Our journey to now has provided some invaluable life lessons and changed our perspective. We decided to postpone our sailing-around-the-world plan and instead relocate to the calm and friendly Ionian islands. We’re also secretly searching for the perfect place to settle and build a real home with walls and a roof, and hope to find this dream place during the journey.
What’s the most important thing about home for you?
As we have called so many different places home in recent years, I honestly feel that I’m pretty great at establishing the feeling of home anywhere. Size, shape, style and neighbourhood are not quite as important as a table where our family gathers to have dinner, do homework, make art or watch a movie together. Also the first thing I do anywhere is to fill the walls with my kids’ art and unpack the espresso maker I carry around in my suitcase all the time.
What does privacy mean to you?
Privacy is a rare phenomenon in the life of any travelling family. Living on a boat with four other people of different sizes and needs inevitably means being in charge all the time. My husband and I work hard to squeeze in an hour of alone time separately for each other every day. If I’m lucky, I get to do some drawing or painting, but often it’s just about sitting with a cup of tea and reading a book or staring at the wall.