• House Floor Plans

    Our Small Home Floor Plan

    Picking out a floor plan should be easy right? We have been living in our current home for almost a decade, and I can pinpoint exactly what I dislike about our home (1 bathroom!), and what I love (contrary to many, we really love a small home). When building our own home was nothing more than a dream, my Pintrest boards were filled with house plans we loved. That was all theoretical though because we were not playing with real money. Apparently, when theoretical plans turn in to reality you have to start paying people. Who knew? All of a sudden, paying for the engineering of a two story home…

  • House Floor Plans

    How We Got Here

    Houses are expensive, my husband and I don’t have fancy jobs, and we live in a state with one of the highest costs of living. So how did we end up building a house instead of buying one? It all started with us driving by a beautiful little lot a little over a year ago, and a house plan with a snuggery (come on, I am trying to make this a thing). See that tiny hall? That thing that looks like a nook separate from the living area? A place where kids could hang out and play video games outside of the living room? It isn’t as epic as a den, or bonus room, it…

  • Buying land

    We bought land!

    We had a lot of “almosts”. There were plenty of lots that were “almost” in our price range, there was the parcel that “almost” had a septic layout that would work, another parcel where utilities would “almost” reach and a piece of land that we “almost” had, but slipped through our fingers for reasons that we won’t ever know. More than one person mentioned that all these lots didn’t work out because they were not meant to be and something better was around the corner.  We don’t look at it like that, but we did find an amazing spot to build our home that we are in love with .…