Hooray! We are making progress! Our property will hopefully close in the next week, and the final touches are being made to the plans. We will be building on nine beautiful acres in upstate New York, at the bottom of the Appalachian Mountains. It's wooded, with a perfect meadow for the house to sit, and a tree-covered hill in the back. We've got plans galore, and I'm just so excited to get started.
I'm also excited about the "Building Old Salt Farm" series that I'll be doing during the duration of the building. I'll be sharing the entire building process, along with things that I've learned along the way. I've been waiting to really begin this series until we were closer to building, and I think now's the right time!For the first post, let's start at the beginning...how to select a building lot. Where you build is just as important as what you build, and I'm sharing some things you may want to consider as you're selecting the perfect place for your new home.
I am in the middle of one of my biggest projects to date...building our new home...Old Salt Farm. Last year when we moved from Texas to upstate New York, we knew we wanted to build--and we wanted to have more acreage. So, we put all of our stuff into storage, and moved our family into a small (very small for the eight of us) apartment while we looked for property and began the building process. I've always dreamed of having a farmhouse in the country, and it's about to happen!!
It's been an adventure over the last eight months, traversing regulations, attorneys, and lots of red tape. We have built before, but I didn't realize how different it would be building in another state. FINALLY, the ground is breaking this week, and we could not be more excited!
I thought it would be fun to document the building process, and to share what it looks like from start to finish. The plan is to post weekly or bi-weekly (depending on the building schedule) with updates on the progress, showing how it all works, and giving you a peek at the behind-the-scenes. If you've built before, I would love any tips you have to share! Even though we do have some experience going into it, it's amazing how much there is to learn.
So...let's start at the very beginning...