I was going to wait until Friday when it's officially official but I'm too excited to keep a secret. After weeks of pouring over and driving to potential land plots we are finally closing on the perfect little chunk of property to build our home!
I took into account a lot of factors when I was shopping for the perfect plot for our home site, I actually wrote down features of every home we've ever lived in (6 total!) and made note of the features I really loved. My goal or idea is to include one aspect of each place into our new home, almost as a way to remind us of how far we came.
This property is so much like our home in the mountains it's absolutely wild! The property has rolling hills, beautiful woods but rather than being 45 minutes from the nearest gas station, were only 8 minutes from town.
Another one of my stipulations was a good amount of land, not only do we plan on having a small hobby farm for our children to enjoy, but I plan on putting in a mother in law house. So I was totally relieved when I found out it was nearly four acres, with almost no restrictions.
But the best part? It's on a huge lake!
Plus it has some pretty fabulous rock formations.
We managed to get it for a steal, and were already in talks with two architects to get the ball rolling on design submissions. My goal is to break ground in the Fall and maybe be in our new home by March. I think by the time I'm done with all of this I will write a book on how little information there is for the average person to build their own home, but I feel like were moving in the right direction. And for now that's good enough for me.