We have been casually on the hunt for a permanent home (we are in a rental house currently) for a while now but have always been hesitant for a variety of reasons. The main one being that we never knew if we were going to move back to Kentucky (where we are from and our family lives) sometime soon.
Well, its been three years since my husband finished his Ph.D. and we are still here in NC! The longer we are here the harder it is to move back but at the same time we miss our family and would reap so many benefits of being close by--the most important of which is having help with the babies. However, we both love our jobs (I'm blessed to be part-time) and have a wonderful church family here and new friends.
Either way, whether we move home soon or stay in NC a while longer, we are keeping our eye out for houses that would be a good fit for our family. We'd love an old farmhouse with some acreage where we could set up our homestead. My husband definitely wants some outbuildings including a place for his workshop and of course a coop for our chickens. I'm hoping to find something at least fifty years old, with some architectural character and at least three bedrooms. The tricky part for us is finding this in a location that works in our price range.
In my mind I'm picturing something like this:
the classic Triple-A I-House is always a winner in my book:
I've always loved the Braun House in Rowan County:
but of course in reality we won't find something near that nice in our price range....
So we will continue looking perhaps for an old fixer upper or something much more modest. Y'all know how I love old abandoned farmhouses :) Looking so forward to this next adventure!