Fictional heroines guide you to a dream home via this quick quiz
With which statement do you most agree:
A) Give me land, lots of land, since I prefer acreage to square footage. That’s right, a modest home will do for me so long as its located out in the country.
B) I’m on a budget so I’m looking for a charming fixer-upper. A quaint cottage will do as long as it has potential.
C) Money is no object. If I must move out of my beloved family home, then I need to overcompensate with the biggest, most grandious mansion in town.
D) I’m a farm girl at heart so I don’t need anything elaborate. A simple Midwest homestead will do, provided my friends live nearby.
E) I don’t like the heat. Even if it’s super cold outside, I keep the windows open so I can feel the cool wind on my skin. In fact, I actually prefer a drafty house that’s situated in a damp climate.
If you answered A you are Laura Ingalls Wilder, author of the biographical book Little House on the Prairie. Ranch or cabin-like homes will suit you, especially if they’re located in Kansas, Wisconsin, and Minnesota.
Those who agreed with B are likely to possess the practicality of Jane Austen’s Elinor Dashwood in Sense and Sensibility. Resourceful and realistic, you can transform a drafty inexpensive cottage into a cozy, loving home.
If you selected C, you’re Scarlett O’Hara, the unorthodox heroine of Margaret Mitchell’s Gone with the Wind, who doesn’t care how many neighbors are put off when building the block’s biggest and tackiest house.
Answer D is for Dorothy Gale, the protagonist of L. Frank Baum’s The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. Although you may spent time in the big city, your rural heartstrings will eventually call you back where you’re apt to settle down so long as you’ve got a solid foundation of friends—and a basement.
Lastly, if E was your choice, you’re Catherine Earnshaw of Emily Bronte’s Wuthering Heights, whose home was so important, it’s the title of the book. While many would get bored being isolated on the moors, you love the lifestyle so much you prefer to stay on even after death as a ghost.