It seems almost half of my life has been spent around the fire house or fire department. I admire the firefighters and the firefighters way of life. The firehouse is so central to the family they build with one another. I have always dreamed of buying a firehouse (with the poles) and converting it into a home.
And, then, there is the thought of converting a church. When I was in college, I used to pass old churches when driving to and from school to visit home. I would fantasize about transforming these architecturally beautiful structures into an amazing home.
Needless to say, my boys seem to favor the firehouse (with the poles)!