Maybe a House!!!

I got a call today. There is a cabin for sale to be moved: $5500! Now to find a place to move it and make sure I meet any codes. Two or three options sound promising: 1) .5 acres with a run down trailer on it (sewer and water already in place, some reuseable materials), 2) a no-restrictions parcel, 3) a “no junk yards, hogs, or mobile homes” tract. Not sure about #3 because I don’t know what they would currently count this structure as. It’s not a mobile home, but it’s a “temporary structure” as it is now.

The cabin needs water pipes run, it needs interior walls built in and a kitchen and bath area added. There isn’t room for a loft. But it is 320 sq ft and already has heat and air and electric run. I could live in it while I build what I want and then convert it to a garage, or I could live in it permanently with some adjustments. I think I would make the interior “walls” moveable so that I could easily move them to a new house if I decided to build. But the price is unbelieveable, and it includes the transportation cost to the new site. By the time I upgrade and do all the installations, I’m guessing I’ll have $35,000 in the house, foundation, and land… or more than that if I build a house and turn this into a garage. Land and foundations are expensive.

But… I just got my utility bill for October. For an old 600’sq house, my utilities last month were $21 for heat and electric, total. I haven’t missed the floor space, but I have missed the storage space somewhat. But this house wasn’t designed for any storage, and my cabin would be. Built in furniture with storage space underneath, shelves, and a better arrangement of floor space would all help immensely.

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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? http://wp.me/p1CY5z-1R Baptism! http://wp.me/s1CY5z-baptism

Posted on November 4, 2012, in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

  1. That’s really exciting – Congrats!

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