The dream home location is split between the country and the seaTuesday, 26 June 2012 09:28
It seems the dream home of the average UK person is no mansion or luxury apartment but a three-bedroom semi-detached house.
According to research from AA Home Emergency Response most people want a nice home with good neighbours in a desired location.
In terms of location the findings were split with 49 per cent wanting views of the country and mountains while 48 per cent wanting sea views.
Luxury is pushed aside for Wellington boots and this is not the only surprise result.
This dream home would ideally have a games room for the man of the house and a chicken run for the lady.
When it comes to inside the house, twice as many men as women would include a games room in their dream home.
About 26 per cent of men also want their own cinema at home.
But both sexes want a large open-plan kitchen area, gym and swimming pool for their dream house.
The females surveyed want their dream home to have grounds for livestock, such as a chicken run, whereas only 22 per cent of men prioritised this on their list of attributes for a home.
Tom Stringer, head of AA Home Emergency Response, was surprised that the dream home was not more aspirational.
“We are used to drivers dreaming about owning cars most of us are never likely to afford, such as a Ferrari,” he said.
“However, when it comes to houses, the research shows that we are much more realistic and that for many of us, our dream home is likely to be within our reach.”