It’s been almost 13 years since we began this journey. That’s hard to believe as we look back on all that has happened…the homes we’ve built for others, the people we’ve met along the way, the friends we’ve made, the knowledge we’ve gained and shared. However, a year ago we began in earnest to move forward with this new home.
We had lots of tasks…moving in our temporary housing, tearing down the old house (that was far to far gone to be renovated), salvaging some of the materials for reuse in the new home, foundation (along with the challenges of natural springs), rain (and did I say MUCH rain?).
But, from the March 1st raising, we moved forward quickly. On August 3rd we received the much sought after “certificate of occupancy”. With a few items left on the punch list, we quickly brought our new home together. Looks like we will begin moving in later this week.
Our new home provides shelter in the most whole sense. If you run “shelter” through the Thesaurus, you get words like haven, sanctuary, refuge, and asylum. Our new home is all of this and more.
I’ll continue to post photos and updates on some of the less common choices we made as we built our timber frame (dual flush toilets, concrete countertops, distressed in place hickory flooring, glass loft railing, tankless waterheater, salvaged, refinished sinks and tub, etc) to let you know how they are holding up in our real lives.