We did it!!!

Discussion in 'Homesteading Questions' started by cowgirlracer, Jun 10, 2006.

  1. cowgirlracer

    cowgirlracer Well-Known Member

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    About two weeks ago DH & I went to KY to look for our homestead. We have been internet shopping for over 3 years, and have been in contact with numerous realtors in 5 states and 1 in Canada. Last fall we made a trip back to this same area of KY and didn't find much. This trip was very different. We found 180 acreas and our offer has been accepted. We are so excited. It is large enough that we are not right up to the road, and we can hear zero traffic. We have to do everything; fence, well, electric, complete the road but we don't care - we've found our place. A while back there was a thread about choosing your property. One wise person said to buy the one that feels right, she/he said you will know it when you see it. Thank you - you were so right. We won't be moving to it for at least two years so we have time to make our improvements. It won't be long now before we can homestead full time :rock:

    Anne
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  2. oldmanriver

    oldmanriver Well-Known Member

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    Good Job Welcome to Ky mabye we are close where are you ...
     

  3. cowgirlracer

    cowgirlracer Well-Known Member

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    Rose: We are not sure about the house, we have seriously considered straw bale, SIP, log and a doublewide. We go talk about each of these daily, their pluses and minuses. Any input from someone who's been there done that would be deeply appreciated.

    River: We will be in Elliott County, East of Sandy Hook. Where are you?

    Anne
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  4. bob clark

    bob clark A man's man

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    myheaven Well-Known Member Supporter

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    congrat and yes you will feel it when its right. Thats how we got this house and I have my eye on 40 acrs up north just feels right and great price in middle of nowhere. Just need dh to say yes.
     
  6. Ravenlost

    Ravenlost Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Yippee!!! Congratulations! It sounds wonderful!
     
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    chicken Well-Known Member

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    My DH used to work for a lumberyard that made SIP's and he said if we ever have to build a house that is what he would use. In the long run it would be easy to heat and cool and it is very strong. Congratulations!
     
  8. Jillis

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    I just saw my first straw bale house ever and it was beautiful! The man who built it, with help of wife and sons, IS a contractor. SO maybe that helps. It gave me the feeling of being in an old English cottage. The walls are like big soft white pillows and there are exposed beams in the ceilings...the father and one son are also wood carvers, so all the cabinets and doors have beautiful carvings on them. I really love that house!
     
  9. moongirl

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    CONGRATULATIONS!!! :dance: :dance:
     
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  11. Tabitha

    Tabitha greenheart

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    just looked it up on the map, a long way from us.
    congratulations. I want to make a trip to this area this year, or next, since I like Jesse Stuart and want to visit his old stomping grounds.
     
  12. MoonShine

    MoonShine Fire On The Mountain

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    Welcome to Kentucky! I'll be about 50 miles from ya :)
     
  13. greenacresusa

    greenacresusa Well-Known Member

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    Hey, congradulations!!! We're sure you'll enjoy it!!!!!!
     
  14. turtlehead

    turtlehead Well-Known Member

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    I got chills - how exciting!
    180 acres is enough to not have to worry about what your neighbors do.
    Congrats!
     
  15. Jan Doling

    Jan Doling Well-Known Member

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    Post the pics....start the journal, please. Even though you cannot homestead for another couple of years, you can do a lot during vacations until then.
     
  16. shar

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    Congrats!!!!!!!!!!

    When We Built Our House, We Took Photos Every Step Of The Way, Kept A Journal Of What We Did, What We Bought For The House And Who We Bought It From, Years Later We Now Look Back At All The Hard Work We Put Into This Place And It Was All Worth It, We Also Have A Perm. Log Of Where We Purchased Things For The House, And A Big Envelope In The Back For The Paperwork That Came With it, (came In Handy When We Had A Problem
    With The Septic Tank). We Are Now Looking To Find Property (we Only Have
    A Acre) And Want At Least 10 Acres Hopefully In Michigans U.p.
    Keep Everyone Posted On Whats Happening, And Shower Us With Photos.

    Shar
     
  17. greenhart

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    Congratulations!
    Welcome to Kentucky!
    (now the rest of you folks don't git in the notion to move to Kentucky or we'll be too crowded) :nono:
     
  18. Peg

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    I'm so happy for you! Please do post pictures and update us along the way. Maybe I can live vicariously through you since we don't have our acreage yet. :)


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  19. GranmaKay

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    Welcome to Kentucky, you will have a lot to learn, but if you are the type that can roll with the punches you will love it here. That is a lot of acres do you have plans for it?
    I have just started my homesteading life here in Casey County KY. I have learned to be patient, well somewhat patient :rolleyes:
    GK