June 4, 2013
We bought our acreage 12 years ago & have finally begun to make real concrete plans to build a house there. The land is heavily treed, except for where the house will go, with 2 full acres for us to play with. Our plans so far are a decent-sized but not monster-sized house, with the upstairs mostly for the three of us - dh, me & youngest dd. The lower level will be fully developed so that oldest dd & our grandson will have a living area, kitchen, bathroom & two bedrooms. Private but still close to gramma & grampa! Hoping for either an over sized garage so dh has room for a workshop so he can refinish furniture & I can have extra space for all my gardening equipment. Or a three car garage. Or a separate workshop space with storage. Still figuring that one out. We'll have a yard around the house but most of the 2 acres will remain natural. A play area, complete with this set from Costco for the grandbabies:
We've found 2 builders & are in the final stretch of choosing one. We hope to do this starting this year, with the idea we'd move in next spring. Or we might wait until the new year, depending on how quickly we can get the house plan approved. Busy, scary, exciting, stressful time I'm sure. But looking forward to finally being "home!"
Have you ever built a new house?
Have you ever lived in the country?
I'd love to hear about your
unique & personal experiences!