If you follow me on FB you’ve heard more chatter about us selling the cabin and our other properties and building a new home. Well the big day has arrived we starting putting our things on the market….the first is our 30 acre vacant parcel. As you can see by the photos it is heavily wooded, we’re actually debating on logging it off before we let a buyer have it. There’s 4 wheeler trails cut all through the property, but not by us. We are constantly kicking people off this spot. I don’t know why they feel the need to take it upon themselves to cut down our trees for fire wood or to cut trails into the property so they can ride their toys. Apparently they’ve never been taught to keep off property that doesn’t belong to them. By the photo it almost looks like we have the start of a flagstone pathway, but I’m sad to say that’s not the case, it’s where someone hauled a load of shingles in and disposed of it on our property.
Hubby has even found bums living in makeshift stick huts, he normally hands them $100, tells them to clean up their mess, leave the property and never come back or he will call the law. They always take his money but never clean up the mess…..go figure! On the up side there’s many beautiful oak, maple, and cherry trees on the property as well as all kinds of wildflowers. It would be a beautiful setting for someone to own. We actually have a blueprint with the property sectioned off for 50 homes, a green area, and a clubhouse. This would be a good spot for a developer to pick up, and it’s the largest piece of property left in this town that’s available for development.
At one time we had planned on building small homes here and sell them to families that just wanted decent living without the pressure of a McMansion, but as we get older we don’t want to tackle all that work. Hubby would never hire it done so the adventure would be up to us. It sounds fun but I’m sure we would tire of it quickly, especially with 50 home builds. We even considered building the first house and raffling it off at $250 a ticket. We wanted the homes to have all usable space, and show how a family can live with less square footage and survive.
For now we’ll let someone else have the dream. We just want to sell what we have and built 2 new homes (one for us and one for our son) and use it as our retirement and forever home. I’ve been looking at homes with 1,000 square feet and I just can’t see that being possible, so I’ve bumped it up to 1,500 and that seems more doable for us. Our current home has 3,600 square feet so it will be quite a downsize. As long as we have a huge barn, where hubby can have his man cave and I can have my office I think we can make it work.
The next thing to go on the market is our guest house. The realtor said she could have it sold in 3 days. Right now my parents are in it for the summer so we will wait and list it once they go back to Florida, don’t want to kick them out. Once those two things sell we will put the cabin and another vacant property piece up for sale and start looking hard for a place to build. We would like 100 acres if we can find that big of a chunk that isn’t farmland. We’re looking for some clearing, wooded area, and a pond or stream would be nice. If it all works out, it could shape up to be a very busy fall.