Our farm is moving from annual crops to perennials. We’ve been harvesting loads of berries and the fruit and nut trees are developing nicely. We also have several clumps of Jerusalem Artichokes and bamboo that will provide a source of food as they develop.
While we continue to plant perennials and care for them as they mature, we’ve also decided to build a house.
House building is turning out to be a significant challenge. First we looked at manufactured or modular homes. Unfortunately they don’t seem to be the quality that we’re looking for. And don’t misunderstand, I suspect the builders do a find job, but they are unwilling to provide the level of insulation that we are looking for and their floor plans were quite limited.
So we hired a designer and we’re going to do it ourselves. We’ve been able to focus on building a smaller house that suits the needs of our family. We have focused on relatively large community spaces, small sleeping areas and little private locations that you can get away to be secluded.
While the principles that we’re going for are fairly simple, and should be relatively inexpensive, it’s turning out to be complicated. While I continue to be excited about building a house, there are just more and more decisions to make. And I’m not good at making decisions.