My order is confirmed; I’ll be attending a tiny house workshop! In the meantime, I may start building my small house. I’m nervous about purchasing the land though. Do I build in town? I’m a country girl, but if I build in town I can walk to work. I wouldn’t have to drive, and car insurance would be cheaper. House insurance and taxes may be too, but land is cheaper in some of the smaller communities in the area. I really don’t want to invest $45,000 in a small house, but that’s my first estimate based on land, utility installation, a guestimate on the cost of the shell, and the finish work. That’s scary. What if I need to move? Will someone want it? Could I rent it out? If I rent it will someone abuse it?

Would it be more responsible to buy a larger house that’s on the market? It might, but I’m not sure. And I’m not sure I care. Or could I find a vacant lot in an area where land is a high commodity? There seems to be one lot available at a very good price. If so I could build for $35,000 or less including the land. That seems more doable. Tomorrow morning by 9:00 I will be there finding out.


About thrugracealone

I'm a country girl raised city. I prefer open windows to AC, love a good thunderstorm, and enjoy hearing the owls and seeing lightning bugs. A bit old-fashioned, maybe, I can recognize many trees by name, resent elms and weeds, wish for a large garden and canning skills, and hope someday to downsize and get a few acres in the country. I am blessed with a terrific church, a good job, a sturdy house, two cats and a yard full of strawberries and mulberries in the right season. Some of my other favorite things to do are spoiling nieces and nephews, reading, swimming, biking, long walks, and blogging, of course. One of my favorite stories is creation. My abbreviated version goes like this: 1In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth. 2Now the earth wasa formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters... And God moved... And God said... And it was very good. If God can speak to darkness, to an earth without form and void, and make something like this that we see everyday, and make it very good (and it was even better before the Fall!), He will surely make something wonderful out of the dark, void situations I sometimes find myself in. He has, and it's been very good. Two top posts: Can a Person Lose their Salvation? Baptism!

Posted on March 23, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 2 Comments.

  1. Wow! How cool! Have fun at the workshop. Is it the Tumbleweed one in Kansas City? I’m so curious what town you live in, but I understand if you don’t feel like sharing publicly. If you don’t mind sharing privately, I can be reached at

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