If you think a couple of years is a sacrifice to build your dream home then it may be time to reconsider your long-term housing/life goals.
World renowned architect Ricardo Bofill has spent the last 45 years creating his dream home, and it's a doozy.
Bofill stumbled upon an abandoned cement factory on the outskirts of Barcelona back in the 70's when he purchased it with his team and began the epic journey of transformation. Covering the exterior in grasses as well as palm, eucalyptus and olive trees, Bofill has converted a structure, once representative of man-made pollution and consumption into one that seems to fit tranquilly into its surroundings (albeit in a ridiculously luxurious fashion).
The unbelievable complex which doubles as his home and company studio is still undergoing transformations to this day, which Bofill likens to his career and lifestyle. He writes "I have the impression of living... in a closed universe which protects me from the outside and everyday life."
Check out 'La Fabrica' in the gallery above and prepare to never be satisfied again.