The house looks too stark out there in the picture. Where are the huge trees for shade that always surround the old, old homesteads? Did they cut them down? You know there had to be some, as the heat would be un-bearable in the summers. And the 200 year old shade trees, humongus trees, are the best way to see where the origional farmhouses sat, or still sit. Our farmhouse was abandoned 10 years before we found it and brought it back to life. The only huge shade trees on the 12 acres are around the house. There are allot of abandoned farmhouses here, lots, barns too. Inside our house is a one room (with upstairs) log cabin, and we ripped the one wall down to the logs and the other 3 to the wains-coating. The beams on the ceiling are hand-chinked. The log room is one room out of the 6 very large rooms in here. I have pics of it on my site. The origional farm had 183 acres, with this house high up on the hill. As Rio said, ours was added on to one room at a time as needed. We have the 2 story log cabin metal roof, and the big back part of the house has a metal roof inside another metal roof in our attic where they added on over the years. The log part of the house sits on rocks, and the back part sits on blocks. I am still looking for the hidden money box, haven't found it YET.