This year has been a tumultuous one here at the very least. Ups and downs, changes, loss.
When we moved out of the 'thriving metropolis' years ago our tiny Cabin was a whole new start. No paying rent, no mortgage (though we did pay on the cabin shell for three years) and a return to my beloved country lifestyle.
We built the cabin up from a shell. Learning a thing or two about wiring, insulation (and the lack there of) and all the other fun things about creating a livable space from the shell up.
And it worked, there were some growing pains...some things we missed (hot showers instead of baths for instance). To this day it isn't 'finished' though, the weekly runs to the home improvement store got exhausting. It's a nice space, though incredibly cluttered as I am in no way a minimalist.
Our daughter got to live so much in the outdoors (though for a social butterfly like her is a step down from having neighbors...oh my gravy).
We've built sheds out of pallets, as well as fencing, put up pastures, cleared some land.
But we need more space.
At first we seriously considered jumping into building a house on our current acreage. But our county is notorious for making this a difficult and expensive option. We still checked into it as we love our land... and no matter how we spun it it was cost prohibitive.
Then we started looking at other houses. We had stipulations, close to our current land, with acreage, barns or outbuildings a necessity.
We did finally find a suitable property and are waiting to hear back from the various hoops... and so this blog may come with us as we move in and turn that into our new homestead...or it may come with us as we look for another potential new home for Denti Di Leone.