At the end of July we closed on the sale of our house. We could not find a house we liked on the market and it was getting a little discouraging. Our realtor's dad, who is also a family friend, said he had some land that he had parceled off years ago and would sell if we were interested. We went up to look at it and really liked it.
I am so excited to have our builder start building. At the end of July we moved in with Tim's parents. We all get along so it is not too bad. Mason has his own room and we have our own room which is nice. One of the downsides to this arrangement is our sleeping arrangement.
Any who... We signed the papers and we are now the proud owners of 8 acres of land. Our builder has been anxious to start and he has done a lot of the leg work already. He is set to start on Friday -- eek! Tim is putting the mailbox in this weekend.
View up the driveway - Tim mowed the driveway area and where the house is going
We are building a 3 bedroom, 2 bath ranch with a full basement that will be unfinished for the time being. Eventually the basement will be our additional family room / workout room, office area, laundry room / pantry, and Tim's workshop. We did not go too big - we stuck to a budget and tried to design a practical house. Eventually there will be a 2 car garage next to the house, but that will have to wait a little bit for funds to build back up.
View from the beginning of the driveway - I love the birch tree lined driveway!
I am sure there will be some stress in the coming months, but our builder told us this should be a fun time in our lives and he likes to make the building process stress free for the owners. He is a great guy and just a person you feel good about hiring.
I have been a little Pinterest happy, but I am sure it will be crazy because it is official now. WAHOO!
Any suggestions to manage stress while building or handy tips for building a house?