Sunday, November 30, 2014

Our Future Homestead

I almost hesitate to share this, because a place really isn't yours until the key is in your hand, but we do have a closing date set, and things appear to be coming together.

So here it is, in all it's fixer-upper glory!

This is taken from the driveway on the, er, bridge (more like dirt poured over a culvert). This will need to be replaced in time.

It's really nothing all too special - just a double wide on 8 acres. The house needs a substantial amount of work, but we got it for a good price. It's been sitting empty for over a year, now.

Here's a look at our neighbors! The little red cottage belongs to my younger sister, and the white house to my parents. Their place sits on 40 acres.

The little hillside pasture.

I LOVE this little barn! It needs some work too, but not nearly as much as the house.

This is where my new rabbitry will go. It's a good-sized space, at 10 x 20 feet. I have plans to fully enclose it.

Here's the inside of the barn/shed. It has insulated walls (peeling on the left side from water damage) and electricity.

The back of the house. We have plans to build a wrap around porch. The roof needs to be replaced as well.

I didn't include any pictures of the inside, because it's really nothing spectacular. But it is over 1700 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms. Our current living space is about 1400 square feet, so it will be nice to have more space.

The old rickety chicken coops left behind. Not sure if there is much I can work with here, but we'll see. (Yes the roof is a bank awning.)

The little creek spilling over the property. It is spring-fed, and the source is only a mile or so upstream. This creek (I'm not sure what its name is), flows into Wolf Creek, which then flows into the Caney Fork River.

The front of the house. That bent tree almost hides the refrigerator in the front yard.

View from the pasture.

The hills beyond.

So there it is! We feel that it has a lot of potential, but BOY do we have our work cut out for us!

Our closing date is set for December 9th.

Fingers crossed!


  1. LOTS of potential- congratulations! :)

  2. Girl it's fantastic!!! Just remember to take things slow and that Rome wasn't built in a day. It will be amazing and how nice that your neighbors are family!

    Just an FYI we live in a singlewide and we just put a roof on this spring. We had a metal peaked roof and what we did was hire our Amish neighbor. He put down sheets of insulation, then wooden "stringers" and then laid the new metal right over top of the existing roof. There is a much better explanation here

    Anyway, I'm excited to read about your new place! :)

    1. Thanks for the encouragement, ladies! We are very excited.

      Goodwife, thanks for the information on the roof. That may come in handy. :)