Saturday, December 31, 2011

Saying Goodbye

In October 2007....It was final...we sold our dream house, sold many of our possessions (who needs 2 parlor sets?), and moved from a beautiful Victorian to a little 1100 square foot house that Sean's grandparents lived in for 50 years. It was to be our *temporary* home....I would later learn that my idea of *temporary* was a little shorter than reality.

Our first dream house.

Do you see the 3-year-old peeking over the upstairs porch?

Rose spending one last time on the porch outside of her bedroom.
Saying goodbye to a backyard that we loved and played  in together.

A Step in the Right Direction

July 4, 2006.  A determined 2-year-old leads the way up an old farm road that would eventually end up being part of our 1/2 mile driveway. We say that Rose picked out the site for our house....and she really did.

(Fast forward through months and months and months of paperwork, doing a subdivision, surveying, and pure insanity, township meetings, and then we had a parcel to work with.)

Cottage Living 2006 Idea Home

Our inspiration --- Cottage Living Magazine's 2006 Idea Home*

The plans are available at:

(*Cottage Living Magazine -- no longer in publication, Michaela Mahady, and Healthy Homeplans have no idea who we are. We just liked their house enough to build it.)

Photo courtesy of Healthy Home Plans.

Little House in the Big Woods

Over 4 years ago we sold our dream house, many of our possessions, and put the much of the rest in storage to start a crazy new adventure. We began laying the groundwork to build our new dream house in the woods.

From picking the build site, to figuring out what ended up being a 1/2 mile driveway (with a bridge!!), to finally deciding on the house itself and then the actual house build....I hope to share our adventures with you!