We are building a new home!
Well, we have embarked on the biggest project of our lives. We have finally purchased a piece of land and will be building our own home. For many years Ginger and I have dreamed of someday having our own land and building our own home. We really are excited about this new opportunity and the challenges it will bring.
Our goal is simple really, we want to build a simple home that will be large enough for us to be comfortable but small enough to be economical to build and maintain. The plan is for a 24x30 cabin with a half loft. The half loft will become the master bedroom and master bath. Downstairs will be a 2nd bedroom and a full bath. The open great room will contain the kitchen, dining and living room. Our plan is to someday add a 4 seasons use porch on two sides of the house but that is down the road sometime. What we are looking to build something similar to the following (found on the countryplans.com website)but without the nice stone work.
We have started this project with a 4.5 acre homesite that is mostly hardwood forest that had nothing but a driveway in place. Our home will be set some 325 feet back from the road so it will be nice and quiet.
Feel free to review any of the sections under Our New Home in the left menu for full details on each of the stages and our progress to date.