• Building Progress

    Plans baby, it is all about the plans.

    Awwww yeah! There has been a lot of radio silence on the house for the past couple of weeks because really, nothing has been happening. When people ask us about how things are going with the house, they are always shocked when I say “nothing”. Things are slow. Plans were being made, engineers were doing things, and finally we have a bit of forward movement. Our septic layout is planned and ready to head off to the county for approval. Our plans are almost ready to be submitted to plan check (which is basically the county saying “Yeah, this house is safe to build, all codes have been met”) and…

  • 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…