Thursday, January 21, 2016

Big News on the Homestead

Well, we did it.

We made a decision to start the process of building our own farmhouse on 10 acres of land generously gifted to us (provided the appraisal goes well). **deep breath**

I so SO wanted our next house to be a historic house that I could rehab/restore. I also wanted to live closer to our parents and extended family. But it just hasn't worked out that way--at least not right now. The Lord must have other plans for us--we can't seem to find a property in this area on enough land in our price range that would work for our needs.  I've even looked for old farmhouses that people need moved. It makes this preservation girl a little sad....
Georgia has no fear--she loves exploring :)

On the other hand, I'm excited to be building a house that we get to design from the ground up, sort of--at least tailored very much to our needs at this point in our lives. Friends, get ready to hear all about our adventures in building this little homestead. Eeeeeeeeekk! I can't wait!!!

 If you are a homesteader, I would love to hear suggestions or advice in what you would plan to include or how you might design things differently. I'm going to need all the help I can get!

1 comment:

  1. Megan! That is so exciting! I can't wait to read about your new adventures in building! I too would love to own an old historic farmhouse, but we built our house fourteen years ago and are well-established here now with our animals and outbuildings and such. Now we are working on adding the charm and character to our home, the things that I find so endearing about older homes.