About Me

June 4, 2013

Getting closer.


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!

4 comments:

Lorrie said...

Beautiful land. How exciting to be getting close to digging the first hole and seeing your dreams come to fruition.
We've never built a house for ourselves, although my husband built a number for other people early in our marriage. Now we just renovate. Living in the country can be great - but the driving, if you have to go to work or school, can get tiresome.

Chy said...

We've been renovating for almost 30 years, in our various houses, always living in the mess, always finishing up just before we sold again. I can't wait to move into a house that is all finished! My drive to work will increase by about 6 minutes but I get to work when I want to and avoid rush hour so it should be ok. And snowy days, I can work from home. It will take some getting used to have a list of what needs to be done and drive into town once, get it all done and come home. Now we can just zip in and out. But I like the idea that we'll have to be more efficient!

Thanks for sharing Lorrie!

ND Chic said...

Good luck with the build. We built our house last year in the country and it wad stressful but so worth it. We have not finished off our lower level yet but we will in the next few years.

Chy said...

Definitely not looking forward to the stress but in the end, it will be worth all the work. And if we don't like it, we'd just sell & make quite the profit. So a win win, either way. Thanks for sharing!