Look for the following potential mounting locations:
Patio or balcony that offers the required view?
A window that offers a view in the required direction?
You are simply too far away for any indoor antenna to have a chance unless you can rig the deck by 1) using the right antenna and 2) being able to put the antenna where IT needs to be. The signals don't give a hoot about your restrictions or wishes; they will be where they will be and you have to find them with the correct tool.
I do have a Window that faces the direction needed, it is where my little experiment aka the cardboard antenna is located, which during the night works fine but not during the day which I am assuming has something to do with the sun affecting the atmosphere to some extent and in turn the transmissions
Have you looked at making a circular loop? 23 inch diameter is about right for VHF-hi. I had good success with quarter inch copper tubing, costs about $10 for a 10-ft roll. For extra gain you can tape it to a box and put on a reflector 13 inches behind the loop.