In my last post I had very exciting news, the hubs and I signed off on the purchase of 3 acres. On these 3 acres there isn’t much, it undeveloped with lots and lots of grass and a few trees. On the bright side it’s a blank slate, on the best side it's our blank slate. If you know me, you know my mind has been running around doing back-flips with ideas as to what we are going to do with it. You can catch a glimpse of all my crazy ideas in my here.
Last week we had the opportunity to meet with an architect, sounds impressive right? I can’t say I never thought I would sit down with an architect and plan out the design of our house, there is always "someday". I would someday. Someday came for us a few weeks ago, where I could shamelessly sit down with someone and share with him all of my crazy ideas.
So today I thought I would share with you some of those crazy ideas! There are so many options when looking at dream homes. Below are a more traditional approach in home design. The idea of a huge porch out in open land is dreamy, you know the sitting out on a rocking chair with a ice cold lemonade kinda dreamy. I also love them idea of the stone and beams on elevation of the house. Here are few of the ones that caught my eye.
|Which one is your favorite?|
Then there is an idea of taking something very non-traditional and making it functional and livable and homey. So we started to look at a metal building or as some like to call it a barndominium. Thanks Chip and Joanne for embedding that one in our brains! Before you turn down this concept the possibilities can be pretty endless. Here are a few of my favorite ones.
|Would you choose a metal building? Which one is your favorite?|
In the end the truth is that we do not need something super fancy. My husband and I (and our family) are not afraid of getting our hand dirty and there is rarely something that we look at that we don't think we can make, re-do, or re-model. We are looking to build a home, something that will give us the ability to do the things that this home can no longer do. The space to build and create. A space to open up to the people we love and make a space that embraces us all.
I read this not long ago, around the time we were working through the details of buying the land. Dreaming of these houses is just that a dream; my heart wants a home and that can be just about anywhere.
An ebb and flow of grace being received and given back out -
what a beautiful home that would be.
- Thirty one days of prayer for the dreamer and the doer.
I feel like this is the home I really want, truth is most days I pray I have it right here already.