Monday, January 31, 2011

open to possibilities

This is where we'll be come June!  

Oh, yes, country life for us!  This is something that I've been dreaming about my whole adult life, but wasn't actively seeking at this point.  A good friend shared a link with me to his friend's blog, we met these truly wonderful people, and serendipity took over. They are moving on to their next adventure and we are moving onto ours.  It's a huge unfinished, solar heated home on almost 11 acres of land, 9 acres are used for organic crops.  It has fruit trees, cherry, pear, plum, honeycrisp apple, and more!  It is hilly and beautiful.

Did I mention it's unfinished?  Do we have any experience in electrical, plumbing, putting up walls?  Are we handy?  Well...we have hands and the ability to learn and be open to possibilities.  Are we crazy?  I think this is just the right kind of crazy for us ;-)
*picture credits to the Raye family for all of these photos


  1. congratulations! When we bought our first house we were not handy. We did not know how to put up walls, wiring the electrical, run a gas line, refinish floors, put up a ceiling, replace doors, tile a floor or cut and install trim. We do now!! We learned as we went and you will too! Its a fun adventure and very rewarding. You will create a beautiful home for your family here.

  2. congratulations! it looks like an amazing opportunity - so much house and land that is already organic! woo hoo! good luck on your adventure. :)

  3. What an amazing adventure for you guys to be heading into.At least it will be warm when you move and most of the electrice and water should be good before the cold of winter.heres is little that would be healtier then living in the country.i look forward to reading about your adventures!

  4. WOW, this place looks magical! And you can already live in it (I think? Am I right?), so the rest can happen as it happens…Ah. I can't wait to hear all about it, and all about the Steep (but Chosen, so it'll have a lot of happy in it) Learning Curve that will be fixing the rest of the house up!


  5. Yup, it's partially finished and definitely liveable. Thank you all for the encouragement. We're pretty freakin' excited over here.


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