Thursday, April 8, 2010

White Hill

We did it! We finally closed on property! We sold our house in Oct. 2009 and have been actively searching for our dream property ever since. Our poor kids are so sick of looking for property! This was our 15th offer (including counter offers). They've all fallen through for different reasons. It's been quite the journey! Now that we have property the real work begins. It's amazing how many different permits we'll need in order to start building. Well, road, building, septic, wilderness interface, fire and on and on. To make it even harder is the fact that we want to do alternative/green building. It's always harder to get things approved when you're one of the first. We bought 90 acres and ended up putting most of the money we got from our home sale into the property. It makes our payments for the ground much lower but now we have no money for actually building our home. We have some things that will hopefully come through for that! I do realize that the journey has just begun. I have no idea how many years it will take to build but I think it will be worth it in the end!

South view from the property.

My step dad, Ren, and Hailee at a rock outcropping.

Some people from Safe Haven testing the soil.

A map of our property.

Founding members of Safe Haven! We're at the "Waterfall". Well it's a waterfall during winter and rain runoff. We plan on making this into a full time waterfall! This picture doesn't do it justice! It's so beautiful.

We plan on first putting in a minor subdivision and then later a major subdivision. Our community is named Safe Haven. We plan on having a green subdivision, community center, and wallapinis (underground green houses for year around growing). We have over 90 people interested in our project. Not all of them will move there but they want to be a part of it in some way. It's exciting that's it's finally all coming together!

Here's a link to the blog my husband is doing about building our home: